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New Bird Observatory etc.

One of my favorite spots at Eagle Creek Park is where Fishback Creek feeds into Eagle Creek Reservoir. This is a truly spectacular spot by canoe or kayak. And now the Eagle Creek Foundation and a group of ornithologists have … Continue reading

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Pike’s Black Heritage and Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church

Pike’s African-American residents can trace their families’ roots in the township for a century or more. One such symbol of the one hundred plus year history of African-Americans living in and near Traders Point is Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. Located … Continue reading

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Pike’s Black Heritage (Traders Point), Indianapolis Star article, 1996.

by S. L. Berry, Staff Writer. (orig. publ. in 1996) Imagine this: A place in central Indiana without urban sprawl. A place where farm fields spread out like a vast ocean of green, divided by gravel roads and dirt lanes. … Continue reading

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Corner Stone for area in Eagle Creek Park

Thursday, May 29, 2008

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J. K. Lilly, Jr. and Traders Point area

Friday, June 13, 2008 Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr. (1893-1966) was the youngest son of J.K. Lilly Sr. He earned a pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan and entered the family business in 1914. He focused on personnel and marketing. … Continue reading

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Lilly Lake Dam Break

Monday, March 24, 2008 Disgrace near Traders Point J.K. Lilly may have been inspired by Frederick Law Olmstead, the father of modern day landscape architecture, during the creation of Lilly Lake. This small man-made lake, nestled in a mature wooded … Continue reading

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Cassilly Adams Slept Here

I have confirmed through the public record that the residence location of Mr. and Mrs. Cassilly Adams was an 8.4 acre parcel at the northwest corner or confluence of Fishback Creek and Eagle Creek. This is an area that birders … Continue reading

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