Category Archives: Area History

Growing up in Traders Point – 1880 to 1895 – The autobiography of Bertha Lee Redden Shaw

The Life of an Octogenarian  by Bertha Lee Redden Shaw (written in her hand about 1962)   This manuscript is now available for purchase by clicking on the link beneath the masthead (flood photo) on the home page of this … Continue reading

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Week 3 Bridge Photos

Friday, March 20, 2009  

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Archivist from Fermilab responds to my inquiry

Following the discovery last week that Purdue University had proposed in the 1950s the land now known as Eagle Creek Park for a Nuclear Particle Accelerator, I wrote to and received a reply from the Archivist for Fermilab. At some … Continue reading

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Trader’s Point, continued from History of Indianapolis and Marion County – Pike Township – B.R. Sulgrove – 1884

Pleasant Hill Methodist Episcopal Church – The first meetings of the citizens in the northwestern part of the township for worship was at the residences of J.C. Hume and Orlos Babcock. Mr. Hume then lived on the south end of … Continue reading

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Traders Point – History of Indianapolis and Marion County – Pike Township – B.R. Sulgrove – 1884

The village of Trader’s Point was laid out by John Jennings and Josiah Coughran in 1864. They erected a flour mill, with four run of burrs, three for wheat and one for corn. It was at first a water mill … Continue reading

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History of Indianapolis and Marion County – Pike Township – B.R. Sulgrove – 1884

p. 604: The first road that was surveyed and cut out through this township was the Lafayette Road. It was surveyed and cut out in 1831 and 1832 from Indianapolis to Lafayette. The next was the Michigan Road from Indianapolis … Continue reading

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Pike Township, Where Forest and Indian Trails once Weaved in and Abouts Cabins of Wilderness, Now Presents Maze of Paved Roads and Rich Farms

The Indianapolis News, September 13, 1930, By Mabel Wheeler. Community along Lafayette Road blessed with wealth of forest trees, rolling land, streams, and properous farmland. Modern schools, churches, store and oil stations show trend of progress. Several homes, built more … Continue reading

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