Category Archives: Traders Point in general

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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George Wilkins

Our good friend George Wilkins has ended his heroic journey with cancer.   George was one of the youngest people I met with vivid memories of growing up near Traders Point.   His father had operated a garage and Gulf gas station … Continue reading

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1882 Census of Traders Point and Long Depression

I just received the above excerpt from the 1882 census showing several interesting facts about Traders Point at that time.   The graded school was located between Moore and Lafayette Roads at the top of the hill.  Recently I have found it … 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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Today’s melody brought to you by the cows of Traders Point Farms on Moore Road

Cow Bells of Traders Point Farms

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Post Card of Traders Point Covered Bridge

Found another Traders Point trinket on EBAY that goes in the shoebox, er website.   Photographer John Pontiere did an amazing job of traveling the midwest and snapping large format negative images of scenic significance; especially covered bridges.   He died in … Continue reading

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Historic Baseball Player from Traders Point: Jack White

You’ve probably never heard of Traders Point’s Jack White.  I came across his name years ago and thought it curious that his career was so short — but I recently learned his short career gave him a bit of national historical significance.  Born … Continue reading

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