Pike School Board Meeting April 14, 2005

Wednesday, April 13, 2005


The Pike School Board meeting is this Thursday, April 14th, at 7 PM, in the Administration Building, 6901 Zionsville Rd. The meeting agenda has been posted on the school district’s web site. You may access the agenda here.

You can also link to the school district’s web site from the link on the right.

Our group, Historic Traders Point, is on the agenda as the second presentation to the board. I have learned that we are to be allowed 30 minutes to give our presentation to the school board.

There is also an agenda item, For the Good of the Cause, which is supposed to be when citizens can speak to the board. The agenda note says speakers are limited to three minutes. This is when anyone may state their position to the board. It would be in our best interest, for the preservation of Traders Point as we know and love it, to have a BIG, BIG attendance of neighbors at the school board meeting to show our resolve against the school district’s purchase of the farm field at Moore and 86th.


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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