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On August 16, 1935, FBI Special Agents Nelson B. Klein and Donald C. McGovern spotted car thief George W. Barrett here. Barrett, a convicted criminal, ran a scam stealing cars, altering them, then selling them. He transported ca…
Side AIn 1916, Henry Dills, Carl Heinzerling,and George Schulthess established the company, which became one of the country's leading manufacturers of artificial fishing lures. Crafted by a largely female workforce, the high quality lures featured…
Indiana artist and teacher; member of the Hoosier Group; influential in Indiana and the World of Art. Studio and residence located at 15 South Emerson (on diagonal corner) from 1906-1935.
In 1917, Anna Marie Ridge founded in Irvington the first troop in Marion County; it was registered in July as Indianapolis Troop 1 by Girl Scout, Incorporated. In 1937, Troop 1 was meeting here at Irvington Presbyterian Church. India J. …
Here, May 2, 1920, in the first game of the new Negro National League, the Indianapolis A.B.C.s defeated the Chicago Giants. Indianapolis native Oscar Charleston began his career with the A.B.C.s in 1915. Segregation in professional baseba…
Entrepreneur James Allison helped establish Indianapolis Speedway Team Co., 1915, and later built a precision machine shop here near speedway to improve race cars. Upon U.S. entry in WWI, 1917, 500-mile race was suspended and he devoted s…
People with mental illness were confined to jails and almshouses, often suffering neglect, before Dr. John Evans and local physicians advocated for their treatment; 1840s state laws established hospital here. In 1848, first patients admitt…
The original log cabin of John D. Markle 1793 - 1865 was erected on this site in 1833. An early pioneer of Adams Township, Mr. Markle founded the town of Markleville in 1854, and was Postmaster until 1860.
To Indiana's Silent Victors
War with Mexico1846 1847 1848Indiana Regiments No's. 1, 2, 3, 4, 54585 men
Indian and British War1811-1812 Battle ofTippecanoeIndians defeated Nov. 7, 1811
War of the RevolutionCapture ofVincennesfrom the British…