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Carmel Clay Public Library Famous Hoosier Resources
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HoosierProfessionVertical FileJBioBJNONFNONFBiography in ContextIndiana Legends, 2005Legendary Hoosiers , 2001Collective Biographies/ Comprehensive TitlesINSPIRE: To access print magazines & newspapers WeblinksGeneral Historical TimelineDVDJDVDCDEbook
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Ade, George(writer, columnist)xxxx"Ade, George"http://www.brookindiana.com/historic-george-ade-home/Era of Events: 1850-1925
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Afflis, Richard(professional football player, professional wrestler known as "Dick the Bruiser")xHoosier Connections by William Smither The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: Heroes & Icons by Steven Johnson"Dick the Bruiser"https://www.indystar.com/story/news/history/retroindy/2015/11/19/dick-bruiser-worlds-most-dangerous-wrestler/75993686/Era of Events: 1925-2000
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Agen, Addison(singer)"Addison Agen"http://www.news-sentinel.com/opinion/commentary/2017/12/26/news-sentinel-editorial-we-offer-congratulations-to-hometown-star-agen/Era of Events: 2000-2075
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Akins, Claude(actor)x"Akins, Claude"http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0015391/bioEra of Events: 1925-2000
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Alford, Steve (Basketball player & coach)xxxxxHoosier Connections by William Smither The Official NBA Encyclopedia by Michael Jordan"Alford, Steve"http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1765070/bioEra of Events: 1975-2050
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Allen, Joseph P(astronaut)xxxx"Joe Allen" shuttle auditoriumhttps://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/allen-jp.htmlEra of Events: 1925-2000
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Allen, Sandy (tallest woman)xxHoosier Connections by William Smither"Allen, Sandy"https://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/22/opinion/22cohen.htmlEra of Events: 1950-2025
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Ames, Leon(actor, unionist)xhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000748/bioEra of Events: 1925-2000
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Anderson, Nicole Gale(actor)"Nicole Gale Anderson" movieshttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm2348808/bioEra of Events: 1975-2050
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Andretti, John(race car driver)xx"Andretti, John" racing drivershttp://www.biography-center.com/biographies/18973-Andretti_John.htmlEra of Events: 1975-2050
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Anspaugh, David(director)xx"Anspaugh, David"http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000770/bioEra of Events: 1950-2025
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Appleseed, Johnny (tree planter)xxxxx
Indiana Biographical Dictionary
"Chapman, John" appleshttp://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/w/John_ChapmanEra of Events: 1775-1850x
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Bacon, Albion Fellows(housing reformer)Some Torch Bearers in Indiana by Charity Dye More Than Petticoats by Rachel Lapp"Albion Fellows Bacon"https://www.in.gov/icw/files/20160315_Bacon_Albion_Fellows.pdfEra of Events: 1875-1950
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Bailey, Damon(basketball player & coach)xxxx
Hoosier Sports Heroes by Dale Ogden
"Bailey, Damon"http://articles.latimes.com/1989-03-27/sports/sp-360_1_damon-baileyEra of Events: 1975-2050
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Ball Brothers(business & philanthropy)xxBall State University: An Interpretive History by Anthony Edmondshttp://cms.bsu.edu/academics/libraries/collectionsanddept/archives/collections/universityarchives/exhibits/beneficence/ballbrothersEra of Events: 1875-1950
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Bareikis, Arija(actor)x"Bareikis, Arija"http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0054397/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_smEra of Events: 1975-2050
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Barker, Sarah Evans(judge)19 Stars of Indiana by Michael Maurer"Sarah Evans Barker"http://www.in.gov/ibc/2376.htmEra of Events: 1950-2025
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Barr, Julia (actor)x"Barr, Julia" http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0056530/bioEra of Events: 1950-2025
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Bass, Sam(outlaw)x"Bass, Sam" outlawshttps://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbaabEra of Events: 1850-1925
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Baxter, Anne(actor)xxxxIndiana Biographical Dictionary"Anne Baxter"http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000879/bioEra of Events: 1925-2000
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Bayh, Birch(U.S. Senator)xx Indiana Biographical Dictionary Indiana Political Heroes by Geoffrey Paddock"Bayh, Birch"http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=b000254Era of Events: 1950-2025
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Bayh, Evan (U.S. Senator, Indiana Governor)xxxxx The Governors of Indiana by Linda Gugin Indiana Biographical Dictionary"Bayh, Evan" 1955http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=b001233Era of Events: 1975-2050
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Bayh, Marvella(American Cancer Society Spokesperson)xxxEra of Events: 1950-2025
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Bayh, Susan(Attorney,Int'l Joint Commission, Distinguished Visiting Professor, various corporations' Boards of Directors)x"Susan Bayh"https://spea.indiana.edu/about/deans-council/bayh-susan.htmlEra of Events: 1975-2050
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Beard, Charles Austin(historian)x"Beard, Charles Austin" historian
http://c250.columbia.edu/c250_celebrates/remarkable_columbians/charles_beard.html
Era of Events: 1875-1950
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Bell, Joshua(vionlinist)xxxx"Bell, Joshua" 1967http://www.classicfm.com/artists/joshua-bell/guides/joshua-bell/Era of Events: 1975-2050
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Bell, Lawrence Dale(Industrialist)x"Bell, Lawrence Dale"http://www.nationalaviation.org/our-enshrinees/bell-lawrence/Era of Events: 1900-1975
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Bennett, Richardx"Bennett, Richard" indiana actor obituaryhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0071992/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_smEra of Events: 1875-1950
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Benrubi, Abraham(actor)x"Benrubi, Abraham" actor indianahttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0072344/bioEra of Events: 1975-2050
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Bergen, Polly(actor, singer, entrepeneur)x"Bergen, Polly" current biography 1958 singerhttps://www.pal-item.com/story/news/local/2014/09/21/polly-bergens-richmond-roots-remembered/16022855/Era of Events: 1950-2025
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Best, James(actor)x"Best, James" actor hazzardhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0078940/bioEra of Events: 1950-2025
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Beveridge, Albert Jeremiah(senator & historian)x"Beveridge, Albert Jeremiah"http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=b000429Era of Events: 1875-1950
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Bird, Larry (basketball player & coach) xxxxxxxx
Indiana Biographical Dictionary The Official NBA Encyclopedia by Michael Jordan
"Bird, Larry"http://www.nba.com/history/players/bird_bio.htmlEra of Events: 1975-2050 x
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Blaker, Eliza Ann Cooper(Early Childhood Pioneer)More Than Petticoats by Rachel Lapp
"Blaker, Eliza Ann Cooper"
http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CCX2588802631&v=2.1&u=inspire&it=r&p=GVRL&sw=w&asid=5dcecde28d8f096b5e6b57840a92d58bEra of Events: 1850-1925
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Blass, Bill(fashion designer)xxxxHoosier Connections by William Smither"Blass, Bill"https://www.theguardian.com/news/2002/jun/15/guardianobituaries.veronicahorwellEra of Events: 1925-2000
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Blue, Gerald Montgomery(actor)x "Blue, Gerald Montgomery"http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0089524/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_smEra of Events: 1900-1975
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Bolk, Mary(U.S. Army, Nurse)19 Stars of Indiana by Michael MaurerEra of Events: 1975-2050
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Boneham, Rupert(actor, candidate, philanthropist)x"Boneham, Rupert"http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1440912/bioEra of Events: 1975-2050
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Borman, Frank(astronaut)x"Borman, Frank" astronauthttps://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/borman-f.htmlEra of Events: 1950-2025
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Boudia, David( Olympian diver)x"Boudia, David" diverhttps://www.teamusa.org/usa-diving/athletes/David-BoudiaEra of Events: 2000-2075
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Bowen, Otis R. (Indiana Governor)xxxxThe Governors of Indiana by Linda Gugin Indiana Biographical Dictionary"Bowen, Otis R." 1918https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/otis-r-bowen-former-indiana-governor-and-hhs-secretary-dies-at-95/2013/05/06/8a1bbcea-b672-11e2-92f3-f291801936b8_story.html?utm_term=.6e76557f3b70Era of Events: 1950-2025
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Braden, Bruce (poet)xxEra of Events: 1975-2050
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Brantly, Kent(Indiana Ebola Survivor)xx"Kent Brantly"http://time.com/3270016/ebola-survivor-kent-brantly/Era of Events: 2000-2075
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Bridwell, Norman(author - Clifford)xxhttps://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/17/books/norman-bridwell-creator-of-clifford-the-big-red-dog-books-dies-at-86.html?_r=0Era of Events: 1950-2025
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Brooks, Avery(actor, director, Professor)x"Brooks, Avery" actorhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000984/bioEra of Events: 1975-2050
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Brown, Angela(opera)19 Stars of Indiana by Michael Maurer"Angela Brown" Indianahttp://biography.jrank.org/pages/2841/Brown-Angela-M.htmlEra of Events: 1975-2050
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Burnside, Ambrose Everett(soldier)xxx"Burnside, Ambrose Everett"https://www.civilwar.org/learn/biographies/ambrose-e-burnsideEra of Events: 1825-1900
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Burton, Dan (US Representative)xx
Indiana Biographical Dictionary
"Burton, Dan" 1938http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=b001149Era of Events: 1950-2025
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Burton, Steve(actor)x"Burton, Steve" actorhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0123733/bioEra of Events: 1975-2050
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Buse, Don(basketball player)The Official NBA Encyclopedia By Michael Jordanhttps://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/busedo01.htmlEra of Events: 1950-2025
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Butz, Earl L.(Secretary of Agriculture)x"Butz, Earl L."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/04/washington/04butz.htmlEra of Events: 1925-2000
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Campbell, Amber (Olympic hammer)"Amber Campbell" hammerhttps://www.teamusa.org/usa-track-and-field/athletes/Amber-CampbellEra of Events: 2000-2075
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Cantwell, Maria(U.S. Senator)x"Maria Cantwell" IndianaSeattle Times ArticleEra of Events: 1975-2050
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Capehart, Homer Earl(U.S. Senator)x"Capehart, Homer Earl"http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=c000128Era of Events: 1900-1975
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Carmichael, Hoagy(songwriter)xxxxxxx
Indiana Biographical Dictionary
"Carmichael, Hoagy"https://www.biography.com/people/hoagy-carmichael-9238602Era of Events: 1900-1975 xx
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Carroll, E. Jean(columnist)"Carroll, E. Jean"http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0140800/bioEra of Events: 1950-2025
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Carson, Julia (U.S. Representative)xx
Indiana Biographical Dictionary
"Carson, Julia" Indianapolis biographyhttp://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=c000191Era of Events: 1950-2025
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Catchings, Tamika(professional & Olympic basketball player)xxx"Tamika Catchings"https://www.teamusa.org/usa-basketball/athletes/Tamika-CatchingsEra of Events: 2000-2075x
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Chambers, David Laurance(publisher)https://books.google.com/books?id=bg13QcMSsq8C&pg=PA401&lpg=PA401&dq=%22David+Laurance+Chambers%22&source=bl&ots=aiOSLjSSmq&sig=4aSxdN4UcfvhkUCBuQnkHS6FpE0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiWvefnnYHaAhXPuFMKHXmjDusQ6AEIajAQ#v=onepage&q=%22David%20Laurance%20Chambers%22&f=falseEra of Events: 1900-1975
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Chapman, Johnny (tree planter)xxxxxx
Indiana Biographical Dictionary
"Chapman, John" appleshttp://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/w/John_ChapmanEra of Events: 1775-1850x
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Chorao, Kay(author/illustrator)x"Chorao, Kay" Indianahttp://biography.jrank.org/pages/1708/Chorao-Ann-Mc-Kay-Sproat-1936.htmlEra of Events: 1950-2025
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Clark, George Rogers(frontiersman) xxxxxx"Clark, George Rogers"https://www.in.gov/history/2958.htmEra of Events: 1750-1825 x
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Coats, Daniel R. (U.S. Senator)xx
Indiana Biographical Dictionary
"Coats, Dan" 1943http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=c000542Era of Events: 1950-2025
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Coffin, Catharine(Underground Railroad)xx"Coffin, Catharine"https://www.in.gov/icw/files/20170305%20Coffin,%20Catherine.pdfEra of Events: 1800-1875
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Coffin, Levi(Underground Railroad)xxxxx"Coffin, Levi" Indianahttp://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Levi_CoffinEra of Events: 1800-1875
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Coffin, Rhoda M.(Quaker crusader)"Rhoda Coffin"https://www.in.gov/icw/files/20170307%20Coffin,%20Rhoda.pdfEra of Events: 1825-1900
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Colfax, Harriet(lighthouse keeper)xhttp://blog.newspapers.library.in.gov/harriet-a-colfax/Era of Events: 1850-1925
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Conner, William (pioneer)xxxxxxhttps://www.connerprairie.org/education-research/documents/conner-bio-only-student-reading-level.pdfEra of Events: 1775-1850
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Cozad, Amy(Olympic diver)"Amy Cozad"https://www.teamusa.org/usa-diving/athletes/Amy-CozadEra of Events: 2000-2075
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Cutler, Jay(Professional Football)x"Cutler, Jay" footballhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm2255344/bioEra of Events: 2000-2075
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Danielle, Christiana(singer)https://www.nbc.com/the-voice/credits/credit/season-14/christiana-danielleEra of Events: 2000-2075
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Daniels, Mitch Jr.(Indiana Governor)xxxThe Governors of Indiana by Linda Gugin"Daniels, Mitchell Elias" 1949http://www.purdue.edu/president/about/Era of Events: 1975-2050
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Davidson, Donald(Indianapolis 500 & Speedway Historian)xxHoosier Connections by William Smither"Davidson, Donald" Indianapolis 500Era of Events: 1975-2050x
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Davis, Jim (cartoonist)xxxxIndiana's Laughmakers by Ray Bantahttp://www.indianahistory.org/education/hoosier-facts-fun/famous-hoosiers/jim-davis#.WkP5eN-nHctEra of Events: 1950-2025
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Dean, James (actor)xxxxxHoosiers in Hollywood by David Smith"Dean, James" actorhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000015/bioEra of Events: 1925-2000
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Debs, Eugene V.(Indiana General Assembly & national candidate)xxx
Hoosier Connections by William Smither Indiana Biographical Dictionary
"Eugene V. Debs"http://debsfoundation.org/index.php/landing/debs-biography/Era of Events: 1850-1925
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Decoudreaux, Alecia A. (college president)19 Stars of Indiana by Michael Maurer To Her Success by Sherma Wise"Decoudreaux, Alecia" IndianaEra of Events: 1975-2050
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DeFrantz, Anita Lucette(Olympic Rowing, International Olympic Committee)xx"DeFrantz, Anita" Olympichttps://www.olympic.org/ms-anita-l-defrantzEra of Events: 1975-2050
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DeHaan, Christel(entrepreneurial
philanthropist)
x19 Stars of Indiana by Michael Maurer To Her Success by Sherma Wise"Dehaan, Christel" (2015-2017 range most helpful)http://www.immigrantentrepreneurship.org/entry.php?rec=75 Era of Events: 1950-2025
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Dillinger, John (gangster)xxxxxxxHoosier Connections by William Smitherhttps://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-cases/john-dillingerEra of Events: 1900-1975x
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Dreiser, Theodore(writer)xxxxx
Indiana Biographical Dictionary
https://www.library.upenn.edu/collections/rbm/dreiser/tdbio.htmlEra of Events: 1875-1950 x
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Driver, Adam(actor)x"Adam Driver" Actorhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm3485845/bioEra of Events: 2000-2075
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Dunne, Irene(actress)xxxxHoosier Connections by William Smither Hoosiers in Hollywood by David Smith Indiana's Laughmakers by Ray Bantahttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002050/bioEra of Events: 1925-2000x
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Dygert, Chloe(Olympic cyclist & world record)"Chloe Dygert"https://www.teamusa.org/usa-cycling/athletes/Chloe-DygertEra of Events: 2000-2075
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Easley, Alice Rowen (columnist, "Aunt Alice Says.....")xxhttp://www.leppertmortuary.com/obituary/151765/Alice-Easley/Era of Events: 1950-2025
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Eggleston, Edward(author)xSome Torch Bearers in Indiana by Charity Dye Indiana Biographical Dictionary Indiana's Laughmakers by Ray Banta"Eggleston, Edward" Indiana
https://indianahistory.org/wp-content/uploads/edward-eggleston-papers-1884-1912.pdf
Era of Events: 1850-1925
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Elmore, Amanda(Olympic rowing)
"Amanda Elmore" rowing
http://www.usrowing.org/bio/amanda-elmore/Era of Events: 2000-2075
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Erskine, Carl(baseball player)xxx
Hoosier Sports Heroes by Dale Ogden Baseball: The Biographical Encyclopedia by David Petrusza
https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/erskica01.shtmlEra of Events: 1950-2025
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Evans, H. Dean (Superintendent of Schools, Indiana)xx
"Evans, H. Dean" Indiana
Era of Events: 1950-2025
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Fields, Alonzo(White House Chief Butler)"Fields, Alonzo" White Househttps://www.trumanlibrary.org/educ/fields1.htmEra of Events: 1925-2000
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Fisher, Carl Graham(Indianapolis 500, Lincoln Highway, Miami Beach)xxxxxxHoosier Connections by William Smither"Fisher, Carl G."https://www.in.gov/history/markers/4105.htmEra of Events: 1875-1950
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Fisher, Mel (underwater explorer)xxHoosier Connections by William Smither"Fisher, Mel"https://www.nytimes.com/1998/12/21/us/mel-fisher-76-a-treasure-hunter-who-got-rich-undersea.htmlEra of Events: 1925-2000
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Fitzgerald, Nancy Shepherd(American novelist)x19 Stars of Indiana by Michael MaurerEra of Events: 1950-2025
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Forsyth, William(artist)xxHoosier Connections by William Smitherhttp://fineestateart.com/artists/william_forsythEra of Events: 1875-1950
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Fox, Vivica A.(actor)xxx"Fox, Vivica A." Starhttps://www.biography.com/people/vivica-a-fox-6434Era of Events: 1975-2050x
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Foyt, A.J. (racecar driver, racing team owner, vintner)xxxx"Foyt, A.J."https://www.espn.com/sportscentury/features/00014199.htmlEra of Events: 1950-2025x
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Frederick, Julius(Lady Franklin Bay Expedition)
Ghosts of Cape Sabine by Leonard Guttridge
http://blog.newspapers.library.in.gov/julius-frederick/Era of Events: 1850-1925
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