Oktoberfest nets over $12,000 for Consultant

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

On behalf of Greater Historic Traders Point, I would like to thank our neighborhood and community for their support of Oktoberfest which was designed to raise money for our Rural Historic District nominations. We had no idea the interest that there is in this project and in the preservation of greenspace. Your support is overwhelming! We netted just over $12,000 (and donations are still coming in!) and can now pay the remainder of the fee due to Camilla Fife (consultant) and fund some markers upon approval of the nominations! Most of all, though, it was great to see neighbors and friends enjoying our area and having fun on a gorgeous fall day!

We definitely were overwhelmed by the turnout on the day of Oktoberfest. In hindsight, there are items we could and should do differently, but we graciously admire and appreciate your patience and support of this event and, in turn, our goal of establishing two Rural Historic Districts.

Thank you for your time, for your donations, and, most of all, thank you for your friendships and for your love of our area!

Cindy Lamberjack


About Ross Reller

I am pleased you have expressed interest in learning more about the historic Traders Point area in Indianapolis, Indiana. From 1980 to 1982 I was employed in the PR department at Conner Prairie Museum in Hamilton County. There I learned about William Conner, an important figure in Indiana's pioneer days. A decade later I became interested in the history of the Traders Point area and was surprised to learn that William Conner had been the first land owner in the area. In 1823 he acquired, through the Federal land office in Brookville, a patent for an 80 acre tract carved by Eagle Creek and an Indian trail that was about to be named the first toll roadway through the township (Lafayette Road). Thirty years later a village took shape within this tract. A grain mill on the creek, houses, churches, stores, restaurants, and two gas stations would take shape here in the creek valley hamlet of Traders Point. By 1962 all improvements (except a farmer's co-op) had been removed by the Indianapolis Flood Control Board to make way for Interstate 65 and a new reservoir. This blog is dedicated to preserving evidence of this historic area but I will occasionally use it to discuss related topics. To activate this follow, simply click the confirm button below. If you don't want to follow, ignore this message and we'll never bother you again. I am also a member of the Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery, a non profit association still selling burial plots for those who would like to spend all eternity in Traders Point, and I am an officer in the Pike Township Historical Society and the Traders Point Association of Neighborhoods.
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