A report on Kokomo, Indiana and Elwood Hillis

Photograph of the Elliott House in the Old Silk Stocking Historic District
David Foster, Founder of Kokomo
Natural gas miners and their drill, near Kokomo, Indiana during the Indiana Gas Boom, c. 1885
Elwood Haynes driving in his first automobile, the 1894 Pioneer, photo taken c. 1910
1904 newspaper advertisement for Haynes-Apperson
Ryan White in 1989 at a fundraising event in Indianapolis
Location of the Kokomo-Peru CSA and its components:
Downtown Kokomo in 2008
City Hall and Police Department building.
Seiberling Mansion
Old Ben – Born in 1902 and acclaimed as "The largest steer in the world"
The Vermont Covered Bridge – Another attraction to be found in Highland Park
US 31 in Kokomo in 2005, now designated State Road 931.
Weather of Kokomo during December 2016
Weather of Kokomo during December 2016
U.S. 31 during winters near Kokomo

Born in Kokomo, Indiana, Hillis attended Kokomo public schools.

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Bud Hillis, U.S. Representative

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Margaret Hillis in 1979

Margaret Hillis

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Margaret Hillis in 1979

Margaret Eleanor Hillis (October 1, 1921, Kokomo, Indiana – February 5, 1998, Evanston, Illinois) was an American conductor.

Margaret Hillis was an older sister to Elwood "Bud" Hillis, who served as Representative to the United States Congress from Kokomo, Indiana for eight terms (1971–1987).

Elwood Haynes

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American inventor, metallurgist, automotive pioneer, entrepreneur and industrialist.

American inventor, metallurgist, automotive pioneer, entrepreneur and industrialist.

Haynes' Francis Murphy Temperance pledge card
Boynton Hall at Worcester Technical Institute
Elwood Haynes driving in his first automobile, the 1894 Pioneer, photo taken c. 1910
A 1903 Haynes-Apperson car advertisement
A 1919 Haynes Automobile Company advertisement
Elwood Haynes, c. 1919
Haynes' Kokomo home

After his death from complications arising from influenza, his Kokomo mansion was converted into the Elwood Haynes Museum and is open to the public where many of his original inventions and automobiles are on display.

Haynes is the grandfather of Margaret Hillis, founder and director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, and Elwood Hillis, an eight term Congressman representing Indiana's 5th District.