This presentation will take a look at American Astronaut Virgil “Gus” Grissom, who was one of America’s first astronauts. Before he was an American hero, he was a small-town boy from Mitchell, Indiana. This presentation will take a closer look at his time in small town Indiana and how this helped him become the man we all know. How his life in a rural community was different than generations before, and how did he embody rural identity in the 19th century America and Indiana.
Cassidy is currently pursuing her bachelors in History a the University of Southern Indiana. She has been interested in history for as long as she can remember and hope to continue her education in the public history field upon her graduation this May.