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Gene Stratton-Porter

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NARRATOR: This Indiana Bicentennial minute is made possible by the Indiana Historical Society and law firm of Krieg DeVault.

PAULEY: An author, she wrote 26 books, several made into movies, a columnist published regularly in national magazines, a nature photographer bent on capturing the scenes of her vanishing Indiana wetlands and a movie producer.

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PAULEY: Gene Stratton-Porter was one of the most remarkable women of her day. Gene was born in 1863 and grew up on a Wabash County farm. After marriage she lived near the swamp that inspired her stories, “A Girl of the Limber Lost,” “Harvester,” and “Freckles.” After development drained her beloved wetlands, she moved to Rome City and built the cabin, “Wildflower Woods.”

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PAULEY: It’s an Indiana State Historic site open to a public who loves Indiana as much as did Gene Stratton-Porter. I’m Jane Pauley.

NARRATOR: This Indiana Bicentennial minute is made possible by the Indiana Historical Society and law firm of Krieg DeVault.

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