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"Cannon Ball" Baker. . Pioneering motorcyclist and racecar driver Erwin G. Baker (born 1882) moved to Indianapolis circa 1893. He won one of the first motorcycle races at the newly opened Speedway, 1909, and raced in 1922 Indy 500. Baker…
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German Newspapers' Demise. . German-language newspapers thrived as Germans became Indiana's largest immigrant population by 1850. The T√§glicher Telegraph und Trib√ľne, located near here, was among over 175 German-language newspapers published in …
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James Whitcomb Riley Home. . "Hoosier Poet" James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916) gained widespread fame performing across the U.S. from 1881-1903 and for poems written in rustic Hoosier dialect, such as "Little Orphant Annie." He l…
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Fallen Deputy Memorial. . Since 1822, the Deputies of the Marion County Sheriff''s Office have provided the highest measure of public safety to the people of this great County. The tradition continues today only because these outstanding men and w…
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Little Sisters of the Poor. . The Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic religious order devoted to caring for the elderly poor, arrived in the U.S. in 1868 and quickly expanded nationally. At a time when the elderly were often ignored and unseen,…
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St. Vincent's Infirmary. . Bishop Francis Silas Chatard began work to open an infirmary here in St. Joseph's Seminary by 1878. Many local residents and physicians opposed the infirmary, fearing the spread of disease. The Daughters of Charity St. V…
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Senate Avenue YMCA. . African-American leaders formed the Young Men's Prayer Band in 1900. It became a branch of the city YMCA by 1910. Black and white leaders helped raise funds for a new building here, which opened as the Senate Avenue YMCA in 1…
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Ransom Place Historic District. . Area includes subdivisions platted 1865 and 1871; most intact neighborhood associated with city's African-American population. Numerous prominent citizens lived in area, including attorney and civic leader Freeman…
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Historic Ransom Place. . Ransom Place, established in 1887, was named after Freeman B. Ransom, prominent attorney, civic activist, and business leader in the Indianapolis African-American community. Ransom Place was the first African-American neig…
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First Lady Caroline Harrison. First President General NSDAR. Caroline Scott Harrison (1832-1892), wife of President Benjamin Harrison, advocated for the arts and worked to expand women's influence outside the home. She was active in charity work i…
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