Muncie's Early Industrial Life: Photos from the Center for Middletown Studies Collection at Ball State University.

Edited by Suzanne Pekow

The Industrial Revolution transformed Muncie from a small farming community to a bustling factory town in the early 20th Century. Business and industry dominated the city. By the 1920s, it was estimated that 70 percent of Muncie's population were considered working class.

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