According to legend, Kokomo, Indiana was named after a Miami Indian Chief who lived in the area, "Ma Ko Ko Mo" -meaning Black Walnut. Founded in 1842 by David Foster, a frontier trader, Kokomo has since become the home to many of the nation's most influential inventions. From the birthplace of the automobile to the introduction of stainless steel and the development of canned tomato juice, Kokomo has been a leader in ingenuity, earning its nickname, the "City of Firsts." In this collection of reminiscent images, Kokomo, Indiana illustrates the charming history of an area which has developed from a small community to what is now one of the largest cities in Indiana. The book is an exploration of the city's streets and a stroll through the history of its growing neighborhoods, tracing the fascinating past of a bygone age.
Author: Thomas D. Hamilton Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC) Published: 10/16/2002 Pages: 127 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.71lbs Size: 9.22h x 6.58w x 0.34d ISBN: 9780738520261
About the Author Hamilton, Thomas D.: - Thomas D. Hamilton is a long-time resident of Kokomo and a feature writer for The Kokomo Perspective. His love and appreciation for his hometown is evident through each and every page of this tribute to Kokomo.