Category Archives: Area History

What’s in a Name? Boot Jack, Traders Point and Lickskillet are Good Examples

The Indianapolis Times, Sunday December 31, 1961 by John Peters. People are champs at naming things. We can’t pass a stray pup, step across a rain-fed stream, or explore a bend in the road without giving it a name. Wheather … Continue reading

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Traders Point could have developed much differently

I am fascinated by land use and the role public and private property owners play in land-use entitlements. There is a delicate balance between private property rights and the interests of the larger community. Zoning plays an important role in … Continue reading

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Fermilab could have been in Traders Point? !

From the previous post about R.B.Stewart’s leadership at Purdue we learned that Purdue University and the State of Indiana proposed a federal nuclear atomic research program and particle accelerator project (now known as the Fermilab) for the J.K. Lilly land … Continue reading

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Traders Point, Purdue University, J.K. Lilly & Herman Krannert detailed

Friend of this blog Nick Harby, of West Lafayette, has tipped me off to a fascinating account of Purdue University’s role in two high-profile former area property owners; J.K. Lilly and Herman Krannert. Nick writes: “Years ago I found a … Continue reading

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Bridge – Week 2

Thursday, March 12, 2009

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Is the city backtracking on bridge bike lanes?

This morning’s Star article infers the bike lanes promised for the bridge over Eagle Creek may be deleted. That’s a slap in the face to cyclists. Both sides of Lafayette Road from Eagle Creek Park on the south to the … Continue reading

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March 2, 2009 – The first day without the bridge

Tuesday, March 03, 2009 Fire trucks from Hendricks County blared by my house early this morning. The road closure means that emergency response to the Traders Point area includes a contingent from Brownsburg. Raceway to Fishback, Fishback to Wilson, Wilson … Continue reading

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