Riley James Whitcomb


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 (rī′lē), James Whitcomb Known as "the Hoosier Poet." 1849-1916.
American poet whose most famous works, "Little Orphant Annie" (1885) and "The Raggedy Man" (1890), were written in speech patterns particular to Indiana.
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