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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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Where is Indianapolis, Indiana, USA? 

Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA
Indianapolis was founded as the site for the new state capital in 1820 by an act of the Indiana General Assembly. Prior to its official founding, Indianapolis was a swampy area called the Fall Creek Settlement sparsely settled by fur traders. The first European American settler is generally believed to be George Pogue, who on March 2, 1819, settled in a double log cabin along the creek now called Pogue's Run. However, as early as 1822, it was argued that John Wesley McCormick was the first European American settler when he built a cabin along the White River in 1820 at the site of what is now the White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis. The state capital was moved from Corydon on January 10, 1825 and the state commissioned Alexander Ralston and Elias Pym Fordham to design the new capital city.
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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.

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January 1898
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

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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - Old Mother Hubbard she went to the cupboard and there made a find very nice. She said
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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... Read MORE...
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1821 - Indianapolis, Indiana founded

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1825 - State Capital
Indianapolis becomes the state capital.
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1847 - Indiana's first major railroad line linked Madison and Indianapolis and was completed.

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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...Read MORE...

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

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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.

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July 3, 1869
News  1869 - Accident at State Fair
To the Associated Press.

INDIANAPOLIS, October 1. - A terrible accident occurred at the State...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...Read MORE...

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

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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...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...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...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 ...Read MORE...

1909 - August 19 - Indianapolis 500 race track opens

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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.
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May 30, 1911
1916
Indianapolis, a city, the capital of Indiana and of Marion co., is on the West Fork of the White...Read MORE...

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

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May 2, 1920
1949 - May 30 - WRTV TV channel 6 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting

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

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

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Adams
flag   Charles Pyle ADAMS (15 June 1880, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - 02 July 1936, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA)

Butler
flag   Cordelia BUTLER (25 March 1828, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - 31 August 1866, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) gravestone
flag   Edith BUTLER (12 October 1833, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - 13 August 1834, Shelbyville, Indiana, USA)
flag   Julia BUTLER (26 September 1835, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - 31 May 1836, , Indiana, USA) gravestone
flag    Marie BUTLER (15 February 1831, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - 30 May 1911, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) gravestone
flag   Ovid Dyer BUTLER (3 October 1837, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - 14 July 1919, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) gravestone

Cole
flag   Albert Burnham COLE (17 February 1875, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - 30 June 1959, Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, USA) gravestone

Jarrett
flag   Harvey Wright JARRETT (7 December 1887, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - 7 May 1944, Livington, Otsego, Michigan, USA) gravestone

Stienecker
flag   Harry STIENECKER (24 November 1881, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - 24 November 1926, Hollywood, Florida, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Adams
flag   Thomas Earl ADAMS (19 July 1887, Monroe City, Indiana, USA - 27 October 1951, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) gravestone

Brown
flag   Barbara BROWN (September 26, 1927, Lincoln, Kansas, USA - September 25, 2005, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) gravestone

Butler
flag    Ovid BUTLER (7 February 1801, Augusta, Oneida, New York, USA - 12 July 1881, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) gravestone

BUTLER
flag   Cordelia BUTLER (25 March 1828, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - 31 August 1866, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) gravestone
flag    Marie BUTLER (15 February 1831, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - 30 May 1911, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) gravestone
flag   Ovid Dyer BUTLER (3 October 1837, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - 14 July 1919, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) gravestone

Cole
flag   Albert Burnham COLE (18 May 1806, , New York, USA - 11 January 1870, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) gravestone
flag   Cordelia Dyer COLE (23 September 1809, Rodman, New York, USA - 9 September 1838, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) gravestone
flag    Ernest Byron COLE (27 February 1846, Noblesville, Indiana, USA - December 1920, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) gravestone

Feehely
immigrant flag   Anna Loretta FEEHELY (9 April 1878, , Ireland - 9 July 1952, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) gravestone

Harrison
U.S. President flag    Benjamin HARRISON (20 August 1833, , Ohio, USA - 13 March 1901, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) gravestone

Method
immigrant flag   Joseph METHOD (26 December 1872, , Michigan, USA - 21 December 1950, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) gravestone
World War II Soldier flag    Joseph Michael METHOD (20 April 1920, Duluth, Minnesota, USA - 1 January 1989, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) gravestone

Peabody
flag    David Henry PEABODY (30 July 1901, Mecosta County, Michigan, USA - 6 March 1986, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) gravestone

Walther
flag    Lorraine Venita WALTHER (08/08/1920, Winona, Winona, Minnesota, USA - 11/02/2012, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) gravestone
 

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Cemeteries in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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