Forgotten Hoosiers: Profiles from Indiana's Hidden History

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Vowing to overcome the "sin of seriousness," Indiana-born humorist Don Herold lived up to his promise. Gifted with a droll sense of humor and a vivid imagination, he was one of the most widely read, if least remembered, Hoosiers. In Forgotten Hoosiers, journalist Fred D. Cavinder presents a collection of biographical sketches charting the lives of noteworthy Hoosiers who have been overlooked, as well as acclaimed figures whose Hoosier origins have been obscured. From Harland David Sanders, the pioneering Kentucky...

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Overview

Vowing to overcome the "sin of seriousness," Indiana-born humorist Don Herold lived up to his promise. Gifted with a droll sense of humor and a vivid imagination, he was one of the most widely read, if least remembered, Hoosiers. In Forgotten Hoosiers, journalist Fred D. Cavinder presents a collection of biographical sketches charting the lives of noteworthy Hoosiers who have been overlooked, as well as acclaimed figures whose Hoosier origins have been obscured. From Harland David Sanders, the pioneering Kentucky colonel who developed the world-famous chicken franchise, to Samuel G. Woodfill, whom many have called the greatest hero of World War I, Hoosiers-both known and unknown-have continued to make their marks across the country and the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596297463
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 7/28/2009
  • Pages: 188
  • Sales rank: 973,665
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

American (Hoosier) Bulldog General Walter Bedell Smith 9

Poet, Prophet and Philosopher Max Ehrmann 17

Battling the Sin of Seriousness Don Herold 27

The Sage of Potato Hill Edgar Watson Howe 33

Hero in the Trenches Samuel G. Woodfill 39

Old Borax Harvey W. Wiley 45

Best Foot Forward Dr. William M. Scholl 51

The Gentleman of the Press in Skirts Janet Flanner 57

Cannonballing Coast to Coast Erwin G. Baker 65

Byron of the Rockies Cincinnatus Hiner "Joaquin" Miller 73

Spelunking and Spirituality Horace Carter Hovey 81

The Jewell of the Wabash Fred A. Jewell 91

The Mississippi Miracle Man James Buchanan Eads 99

Beauty for Ashes Mrs. Albion Fellows Bacon 109

Swing into Oblivion Elmo Lincoln 115

Doughboys and Other Heroes E.M. Viquesney 121

The Sage of Fort Wayne George Jean Nathan 129

Finger Lickin' Recipe Harland David Sanders 137

Pioneer, Showman, Promoter Carl Graham Fisher 147

Politics and Poetry John Milton Hay 155

The Reluctant Empire Builder Alvah Curtis Roebuck 167

The Reluctant General General Ambrose E. Burnside 175

Indelible Diplomatic Imprint John Watson Foster 183

About the Author 189

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