Two Graphic Hoosier Pictures

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John Finley
James Whitcomb Riley


The two pictures here poetically presented of the Hoosier pioneer home are so akin that we thus reprint them as a pair. The "Hoosier's Nest," by John Finley, for many years the mayor of Richmond, was, perhaps, the first Indiana poem to win fame, and it is further distinguished by its introduction of the term "Hoosier" into literature. The other, untitled poem, from a far more famous poet, James Whitcomb Riley, is practically unknown and is not to be found in any of the author's books.

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Finley, J., & Riley, J. (2018). Two Graphic Hoosier Pictures. Indiana Magazine of History, 112(3), 155-157. Retrieved from