Indiana Originals: Hoosier Heroes & Heroines

Ray E. Boomhower
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This simple book and quick read provides an encyclopedic view of people who made history in Indiana and beyond, pioneers in fiction, storytelling, socialism and social justice, flight, aeronautics, photography, finance, women’s rights, environmentalism, military leadership politics, racing, and agriculture. Not only does Hoosier journalist and historian Boomhower have a command of Indiana history, but he understands informal storytelling that makes him a credible and engaging tour guide.


Indiana History

  • Dreams of Duneland: A Pictorial History of Indiana


  • Indianapolis Then and Now


  • The Kimberlins go to War: A Union Family in Copperhead Country


  • Showers Brothers Furniture Company: The Shared Fortunes of a Family, a City, and a University


  • Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy During Jim Crow.


  • Fighting Hoosiers: Indiana in Two World Wars


  • The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland


  • African Americans in Indianapolis:Tthe Story of a People Determined to be Free


  • Madge: The life and Times of Madge Oberholtzer, the Young Irvington Woman Who Brought Down D. C. Stephenson and the Ku Klux Klan


  • Monroe County Everyday Life in Indiana


  • The Terror of Indiana Bent Jones & The Moody-Tolliver Feud


  • Indiana Originals: Hoosier Heroes & Heroines


  • Indiana and the Great Flood of 1913