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September 23, 2013

 

little girl carrying water in a bucket

A Day In The Life Of A Hoosier Tenant Farmer

Many of the well-known images of life during the Great Depression are of farm families from the dustbowl of the Great Plains. Others picture Hoosier lives.

March 26, 2012

 

Women Members of Congress, 1938

Virginia Jenckes: Populist, Patriot, Iconoclast

Jenckes became politically engaged in the 1920s, when she observed firsthand how the lack of public flood control programs affected farmers’ livelihoods.

October 10, 2011

 

Homer Capehart, speakers' platform

The Great Cornfield Conference

At a moment when pundits wondered whether the GOP was on its deathbed, Hoosier entrepreneur Homer E. Capehart hosted a "cornfield rally" for 20,000 on his farm.

September 29, 2008

 

Evansville African American Museum

With its spacious dimensions, pleasant views and various amenities, Lockefield Gardens in Indianapolis distinguished itself among housing projects erected in the 1930s under President Franklin Roosevelt’s Public Works Administration.

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