Indiana history is full of amazing characters and forgotten memories. Our Indiana Room is a great place to discover all sorts of incredible stories! Unsure of where to start? Try checking out "A Pictorial History of Indiana" by Dwight W. Hoover (INC HOO). This book is full of fascinating photos and stories from across Indiana. Did you know one of the first women millionaires had her business in Indianapolis for a time? Madame Walker moved her cosmetic factory to Indianapolis for five years before moving to New York. We love the photo of Madame Walker driving her friends in 1910 down the Indy streets! We also particularly like the the photo of a tired looking Miss Harnley and the ornery group of kids from the children's home in Knightstown! Scroll through this post to see some of our other favorite photos from the book and stop the Indiana Room to check it out yourself!
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