Category Archives: Area History

New! “Old photos from Traders Point, Indiana”

Recently former Traders Point resident Mrs. Ward allowed me to photograph her collection. These photos include the pike township fire department (of which her husband was an active volunteer), 1956 flood photos, and images old and newer of the General … Continue reading

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How the Indianapolis Colts turned a gravel mine into a nature preserve in Traders Point

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Eagle’s Edge, 8140 Moore Road

      Eagle’s Edge ,8140 Moore Road, The Samuel Dowden House, is currently owned by Dennis and Patti Smith. It was built in 1930 for Attorney Samuel Dowden and has since been owned by several prominent Indianapolis doctors and … Continue reading

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Traders Point and “the most famous man in America”: Henry Ward Beecher

Many know that the first pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, Henry Ward Beecher, would go on to influence Abraham Lincoln and gain world re-known fame as a leader in the temperance movement.   Son of famed theologian Lyman Beecher, Henry was … Continue reading

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Traders Point Indians- Another Story of Pioneer Life: The Stolen Horses by Jerry Reade (1822)

  Artist Cassilly Adams (born 1843) died in Traders Point in 1921 (Indiana American – March 27, 1869) Grandfather drew his chair nearer the fire and began: ” I well recollect the time.  It was in 1822 and in the … Continue reading

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Henry Ward Beecher and Traders Point

Today during a visit to the Pike Township Historical Society Archives I was researching the history of the two-room brick school house that had once stood within the northeast corner of Lafayette and Moore Roads.   I had recently been shown a … Continue reading

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Fortune Farms breaks ground for new barn

A new barn will soon appear on Moore Road as part of Fortune Acres, a new organic farm in the Traders Point area. The barn will house equipment and livestock and will have office space in one end. The structure, … Continue reading

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