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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…

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 probably no poet…

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 passed me thus…

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 Their high…

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, Lexington, Ky.;…

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…

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…

Juliet Virginia Humphreys Strauss Biography

Juliet Virginia Humphreys StrausswriterBorn: 1/7/1863Birthplace: Rockville, Ind. Juliet Humphreys was the second of four daughters of William and Susan King Humphreys. Following her father's…

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),…

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 studies; admitted…