I am in need of what books or articles to read that detail life in small Indiana towns in the early 1900s – specifically 1916-1921. I have TONS of letters that my grandparents wrote each other while they were courting (Easter 1916 – December 1916) and then letters my grandfather wrote to my grandmother while he was stationed at Kelly Field in San Antonio in early 1918 through his service in WWI in France. My goal is to incorporate their letters into a book about them.
To give a more rounded view of their lives outside of the letters, I really need to study up on what small town Indiana life was like at that time.
Have you read a book that provides enough historical and “mundane” daily life information that would help me in my quest? Or know of some articles – online, in a book, whatever – that would be of help to me?
Please leave your ideas in my comments or send me a link to your website that might have information for me!
Thanks so much!