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Laf. Rd. Bridge CLOSED April – December 2009 ! ! !

If you travel Lafayette Rd between 71st and 79th St., you might want to attend this public meeting. The road is scheduled be closed from March through December 2009 to replace the bridge over Eagle Creek. You are cordially invited … Continue reading

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Dandy Trail Bridge at Fishback Creek

Any kayaker venturing down Eagle Creek into the reservoir, and every fisherman knows this rusty old bridge. It’s at the southwest corner of Fishback Creek and Eagle Creek. Dandy Trail was a scenic roadway that meandered along the westside of … Continue reading

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William Fortune and Traders Point

William Fortune was an integral part of the emergence of Indianapolis from a rural village in the 188os to first class city status in 1920. Philanthropic institutions like the war chest and Commercial Club (predescessor to the Chamber of Commerce) … Continue reading

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Traders Point Gives Up the Ghost (Indianapolis News Aug. 1, 1968)

(photo of 1958 Flood in Traders Point and a recent color photo from the same location which shows TOX DROP activities taking place within the same floodway – IRONY)     “One would be hard-pressed to find a point in … Continue reading

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Lafayette Road Bridge History

Tuesday, October 02, 2007 The name “Traders Point” refers to an old Indian Trail crossing where Eagle Creek meets Lafayette Road. The first parcel purchased in Pike Township was a small 80 acre parcel and it included this crossing. • … 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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WFYI Video RE: Daniel Boone and Eagle Creek Park

Friday, July 14, 2006 Click links tab (right column) for DANIEL BOONE TREE VIDEO A beech tree growing in Eagle Creek, Indiana is thought to bear the carved signature of the famous pioneer Daniel Boone.(This story was produced and originally … Continue reading

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