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The first long-distance auto race in the U. S. was held May 30, 1911, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The winner averaged 75 miles an hour and won a 1st place prize of $14,000.

Marcella Gruelle of Indianapolis created the Raggedy Ann doll in 1914.

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  • 1821 - Indianapolis, Indiana founded

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1825 - State Capital
    Indianapolis becomes the state capital.
    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ indiana.html

  • 1847 - Indiana's first major railroad line linked Madison and Indianapolis and was completed.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ indiana.html

  • 1854 - Indianapolis
    Indianapolis, a city, capital of Indiana, and seat of justice of Marion county, on the W. fork of White river, at the crossing of the National road, a...Read MORE...


  • News 1860 - SINGULAR PHENOMENON. Water Spout and Tornado - Houses Blown Down.
    (From the Indianapolis Journal, May 30.)
    Storms, like troubles, seem to come in crowds. Last week was full of them, and this week starts fair for a s...Read MORE...


  • 1862 - November 4 - Dr Richard Gatling patents Gatling machine gun (Indianapolis)

    historyorb.com

  • News 1869 - A man in charge was explaining the working of the fire-alarm telegraph, in Indianapolis, on a recent Sunday evening,
    and unconsciously sent an alarm, which soon brought the whole Fire Department to his box.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 3, 1869

  • News 1869 - Accident at State Fair
    To the Associated Press.

    INDIANAPOLIS, October 1. - A terrible accident occurred at the State Fair this afternoon. The boiler of Sinker & Co., of t...Read MORE...


  • Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Nicoll the Tailor
    9 South Illinois St.
    Indianapolis, Ind.
    Advertisement
  • News 1885 - THE STATE INSANE ASYLUM ON FIRE.
    Indianapolis, Jan. 27. - Fire at the insane hospital this morning was got under control after destroying the engine room, laundry and bakery, and some...Read MORE...


  • Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Inhalant Ephedrine Compound with Merthiolate
    Eli Lilly and Company
    Indianapolis, USA

    Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
    Advertisement
  • Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Public Library
    Postcard
  • 1894 - November 25 - Greenback (Independent) Party organizes in Indianapolis

    historyorb.com

  • 1895 - Indianapolis
    Indianapolis, in-de-an-ap'Q-lis, a city, the capital of Indiana, and of Marion co., is on the West Fork of White River, 109 miles N.W. of Cincinnati, ...Read MORE...


  • Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    A Merry Meal Makes Good Digestion
    There's delight and health in a dish of Van Camp's Boston Baked Pork and Beans

    Van Camp Packing Co., Indianapolis, Ind.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    January 1898
    Advertisement
  • Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Old Mother Hubbard she went to the cupboard and there made a find very nice. She said "with great ease Macaroni and Cheese - Van Camp's makes a meal in a trice."

    Van Camp Packing Co., 302 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Ind.

    The Ladies' Home... Read MORE...

    Advertisement
  • Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Indiana World War Memorial and Plaza
    Postcard
  • Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Ev. Luth. Orphans Home
    Postcard
  • News 1901 - Met A Horrible Death Heroic Deed of William PHELPS, a Colored Man – Gave Up His Life That A Married Friend Might Make His Escape.
    Indianapolis, May 12. – While William PHELPS of Richmond, Ky., and James STAPLEBURY of this city were cleaning the inside of an eight-foot upright boi...Read MORE...


  • 1901 - Indianapolis - The Hoosier Capital by Perry S. Heath
    The visitor to the Hoosier capital familiar with the capital of the nation instantly observes a striking similarity between the two. Well he may, for ...Read MORE...


  • News 1903 - CRUSHED UNDER A CAR - Mrs. John Riley, Formerly of Seymour, Killed at Indianapolis
    Sunday morning Mrs. John Riley of Indianapolis, formerly a resident of this city, was crushed to death under the wheels of a street car.

    Early Sund...Read MORE...


  • News 1908 - CAR CLIMBS BUILDING NINE PERSONS NEAR DEATH JUMPS TRACK AND CRASHES INTO DRUG STORE, TERRIFYING PASSENGERS AND WAKING EVERY ONE IN NEIGHBORHOOD.
    Nine persons escaped death in a manner little short of miraculous at 11 00 o’clock last night, when Garfield car No. 438 left the tracks at Lincoln la...Read MORE...


  • 1909 - August 19 - Indianapolis 500 race track opens

    historyorb.com

  • News 1911 - May 30 - 1st Indianapolis 500 auto race is run
    The very first Indianapolis 500, won by Ray Harroun at an average speed of 74.59 miles per hour.
    www.wikipedia.org
    May 30, 1911

  • 1916
    Indianapolis, a city, the capital of Indiana and of Marion co., is on the West Fork of the White River, 109 miles NW. of Cincinnati, on the Pitts burg...Read MORE...


  • News 1920 - May 2 – The first game of Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 2, 1920

  • 1949 - May 30 - WRTV TV channel 6 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com

  • 1958 - December 9 - Robert H W Welch Jr & 11 other men meet in Indianapolis to form anti-Communist John Birch Society

    historyorb.com

  • 1969 - September 9 - Seaplane crashes at Indianapolis, kills 83

    historyorb.com



Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA


Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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Nicoll the Tailor
9 South Illinois St.
Indianapolis, Ind.
Advertisement



Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Pinterest
Public Library
Postcard

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Pinterest
Inhalant Ephedrine Compound with Merthiolate
Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, USA

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Advertisement

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Pinterest
A Merry Meal Makes Good Digestion
There's delight and health in a dish of Van Camp's Boston Baked Pork and Beans

Van Camp Packing Co., Indianapolis, Ind.

The Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898
Advertisement

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Pinterest
Old Mother Hubbard she went to the cupboard and there made a find very nice. She said "with great ease Macaroni and Cheese - Van Camp's makes a meal in a trice."

Van Camp Packing Co., 302 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Ind.

The Ladies' Home... Read MORE...

Advertisement

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Pinterest
Indiana World War Memorial and Plaza
Postcard

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Pinterest
Ev. Luth. Orphans Home
Postcard
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History and News of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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  • 1821 - Indianapolis, Indiana founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1825 - State Capital
    Indianapolis becomes the state capital.
    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ indiana.html
  • 1847 - Indiana's first major railroad line linked Madison and Indianapolis and was completed.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ indiana.html
  • 1854 - Indianapolis
    Indianapolis, a city, capital of Indiana, and seat of justice of Marion county, on the W. fork of White river, at the crossing of the National road,... Read MORE...

  • News  1860 - SINGULAR PHENOMENON. Water Spout and Tornado - Houses Blown Down.
    (From the Indianapolis Journal, May 30.)
    Storms, like troubles, seem to come in crowds. Last week was full of them, and this week starts fair for a... Read MORE...

  • 1862 - November 4 - Dr Richard Gatling patents Gatling machine gun (Indianapolis)

    historyorb.com
  • News  1869 - A man in charge was explaining the working of the fire-alarm telegraph, in Indianapolis, on a recent Sunday evening,
    and unconsciously sent an alarm, which soon brought the whole Fire Department to his box.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 3, 1869
  • News  1869 - Accident at State Fair
    To the Associated Press.

    INDIANAPOLIS, October 1. - A terrible accident occurred at the State Fair this afternoon. The boiler of Sinker & Co., of... Read MORE...

  • News  1885 - THE STATE INSANE ASYLUM ON FIRE.
    Indianapolis, Jan. 27. - Fire at the insane hospital this morning was got under control after destroying the engine room, laundry and bakery, and... Read MORE...

  • 1894 - November 25 - Greenback (Independent) Party organizes in Indianapolis

    historyorb.com
  • 1895 - Indianapolis
    Indianapolis, in-de-an-ap'Q-lis, a city, the capital of Indiana, and of Marion co., is on the West Fork of White River, 109 miles N.W. of Cincinnati, ... Read MORE...

  • 1901 - Indianapolis - The Hoosier Capital by Perry S. Heath
    The visitor to the Hoosier capital familiar with the capital of the nation instantly observes a striking similarity between the two. Well he may, for ... Read MORE...

  • News  1901 - Met A Horrible Death Heroic Deed of William PHELPS, a Colored Man – Gave Up His Life That A Married Friend Might Make His Escape.
    Indianapolis, May 12. – While William PHELPS of Richmond, Ky., and James STAPLEBURY of this city were cleaning the inside of an eight-foot upright... Read MORE...

  • News  1903 - CRUSHED UNDER A CAR - Mrs. John Riley, Formerly of Seymour, Killed at Indianapolis
    Sunday morning Mrs. John Riley of Indianapolis, formerly a resident of this city, was crushed to death under the wheels of a street car.

    Early... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - CAR CLIMBS BUILDING NINE PERSONS NEAR DEATH JUMPS TRACK AND CRASHES INTO DRUG STORE, TERRIFYING PASSENGERS AND WAKING EVERY ONE IN NEIGHBORHOOD.
    Nine persons escaped death in a manner little short of miraculous at 11 00 o’clock last night, when Garfield car No. 438 left the tracks at Lincoln... Read MORE...

  • 1909 - August 19 - Indianapolis 500 race track opens

    historyorb.com
  • News  1911 - May 30 - 1st Indianapolis 500 auto race is run
    The very first Indianapolis 500, won by Ray Harroun at an average speed of 74.59 miles per hour.
    www.wikipedia.org
    May 30, 1911
  • 1916
    Indianapolis, a city, the capital of Indiana and of Marion co., is on the West Fork of the White River, 109 miles NW. of Cincinnati, on the Pitts... Read MORE...

  • News  1920 - May 2 – The first game of Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 2, 1920
  • 1949 - May 30 - WRTV TV channel 6 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com
  • 1958 - December 9 - Robert H W Welch Jr & 11 other men meet in Indianapolis to form anti-Communist John Birch Society

    historyorb.com
  • 1969 - September 9 - Seaplane crashes at Indianapolis, kills 83

    historyorb.com

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