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Burden’s lunch

Burden’s Lunch Restaurant Traders Point was home to several businesses that catered to the traveling public. Burden’s Lunch was one such place. Located next to the Wilkins Garage, (just south of the current location of Bill Kappel’s Countryside Lawn and … 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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Traders Point Gateway Beautification Project

Monday, August 07, 2006 Friends, for several months I’ve been working on an idea to improve the appearance of the 71st Street/I-65 interchange. This has been a New Years resolution for at least five years, and I’m finally trying to … Continue reading

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Traders Point Mill

Traders Point Mill similar to original at Lafayette Road and Eagle Creek On May 8, 1897, Mancher F. Glidewell deeded the four-story grist mill in Traders Point to the Traders Point Church of Christ for $150.00. The mill was built … Continue reading

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Traders Point Church Founding Members Picnic

Former Traders Point resident George Wilkins learned from relatives that this photo was taken at the Ebenezer Christian Church Founders Day Picnic one Sunday in the 1860s. Ebenezer Christian Church was originally located in the flood plain on the west … Continue reading

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Where is Traders Point, Indiana?

The spot where Eagle Creek crosses Lafayette Road is a logical guess. This would have been a point where trade was most likely to occur between the fur traders and the Indians. There is considerable evidence that exactly such activity … Continue reading

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