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Riley, James Whitcomb

(Encyclopedia) Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849–1916, American poet, b. Greenfield, Ind., known as the Hoosier poet. He was at various times a traveling actor, a sign painter, and a newspaperman. Under the name ...

James Whitcomb Riley

Riley, James Whitcomb[1853-1916](2)Born in Greenfield, Indiana, in June, 1853, and died at Indianapolis, July, 1916. He occupied a field unique in American literature and prob…

James Whitcomb Riley: The Rival

The RivalJames Whitcomb RileyI so loved once, when Death came by I hid Away my face, And all my sweetheart's tresses she undid To make my hiding-place.The dread shade pas…

James Whitcomb Riley: A Parting Guest

A Parting GuestJames Whitcomb RileyWhat delightful hosts are they — Life and Love! Lingeringly I turn away, This late hour, yet glad enough They have not withheld from me Th…

James WHITCOMB, Congress, IN (1795-1852)

Senate Years of Service: 1849-1852Party: DemocratWHITCOMB, James, a Senator from Indiana; born in Windsor County, Vt., December 1, 1795; attended Transylvania University, Lexing…

Nye, Edgar Wilson

(Encyclopedia) Nye, Edgar Wilson nī [key], known as Bill Nye, 1850–96, American humorist and journalist, b. Shirley Mills, Maine. He lived in Wisconsin from 1852 to 1876, when he went to Wyoming. T...

Indianapolis

(Encyclopedia) Indianapolis ĭn˝dēənă´pəlĭs [key], city (1990 pop. 731,327), state capital and seat of Marion co., central Ind., on the White River; selected 1820 as the site of the state capital (whi...

Indiana Overview

(Encyclopedia) Indiana, midwestern state in the N central United States. It is bordered by Lake Michigan and the state of Michigan (N), Ohio (E), Kentucky, across the Ohio River (S), and Illinois (W). ...

John PETTIT, Congress, IN (1807-1877)

Senate Years of Service: 1853-1855Party: DemocratPETTIT, John, a Representative and a Senator from Indiana; born in Sackets Harbor, N.Y., June 24, 1807; completed preparatory st…