Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
The purpose of this thesis is to present an account of the various efforts made to encourage the development of agriculture in Indiana from 1820 to 1860 and to alleviate and enlighten the hardships of farming as they existed in the early period of Indiana's statehood. I wish to emphasize the importance of the achievements of Governor Wright who caused agriculture to be considered by the farmers an honorable and dignified field of endeavor. Governor Wright was the real champion of the State Fair, the State Board of Agriculture, and of the county societies and fairs in Indiana.
Ford, Evelyn R., "Efforts to Promote Agriculture in Indiana From 1820 to 1860" (1935). Graduate Thesis Collection. 214.