Indianapolis

Indianapolis


  • Author : Howard Caldwell
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 113
  • ISBN 10 : 0253329981


Indianapolis Book Description :

Shows and describes the city's parks, museums, office buildings, athletic facilities, colleges, historic homes, and racetrack.

Indianapolis
Score: 4
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Indianapolis


  • Author : Jeffrey Tenuth
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN 10 : 073852462X


Indianapolis Book Description :

With its selection as Indiana's capital in 1821, Indianapolis was destined to become a major Midwestern hub. Through the decades that followed, the Circle City led Indiana into its golden age, when the state was one of the largest industrial and agricultural producers in the nation. Forced to reinvent itself after the decline of heavy industry, Indianapolis now supports a diverse technology- and service-based economy and proudly proclaims itself the amateur sports capital of the world.

The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis
Score: 4
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The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis


  • Author : David J. Bodenhamer
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 1994-11-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1616
  • ISBN 10 : 0253112494


The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis Book Description :

"A work of this magnitude and high quality will obviously be indispensable to anyone studying the history of Indianapolis and its region." -- The Journal of American History "... absorbing and accurate... Although it is a monument to Indianapolis, do not be fooled into thinking this tome is impersonal or boring. It's not. It's about people: interesting people. The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis is as engaging as a biography." -- Arts Indiana "... comprehensive and detailed... might well become the model for other such efforts." -- Library Journal With more than 1,600 separate entries and 300 illustrations, The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis is a model of what a modern city encyclopedia should be. From the city's inception through its remarkable transformation into a leading urban center, the history and people of Indianapolis are detailed in factual and intepretive articles on major topics including business, education, religion, social services, politics, ethnicity, sports, and culture.

Indianapolis Social Clubs

Indianapolis Social Clubs


  • Author : Jim Hillman
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN 10 : 0738561207


Indianapolis Social Clubs Book Description :

More than banquet halls, golf courses, and swimming pools, social clubs were a haven for businessmen, politicians, and community leaders, offering respite from public scrutiny. Defining Indianapolis, the clubs were stoic agents of power and segregation, providing clear historical snapshots of Hoosier pomp and circumstance. The clubs did more than produce Olympic swimmers, world-class golfers, and tennis professionals; they were Indianapolis's multigenerational playgrounds. There were the politics and business dealings at the Columbia Club and the Indianapolis Athletic Club, the golfing, tennis, and formality of Woodstock, Meridian Hills, and other country clubs, and the family fun in the sun at Riviera, Devon, and Olympia. These organizations offered more than magical summers with family and friends; they were the places to be seen.

Lost Indianapolis

Lost Indianapolis


  • Author : John McDonald
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 073852008X


Lost Indianapolis Book Description :

A history of the city, told through the stories of the icons of the past, this book contains a collection of picture postcards, photographs and maps which provide a unique view of life in historic Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Hockey

Indianapolis Hockey


  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 073853336X


Indianapolis Hockey Book Description :

Indianapolis has been home to eight professional hockey teams in four different leagues off and on since 1939. In that span, seven championship cups (1942, '50, '58, '82, '83, '90, and 2000) were claimed by the Circle City, and dozens of Indianapolis icemen went on to win the coveted Stanley Cup in the NHL. And it was at Indy's Market Square Arena that the legendary Wayne Gretzky--the "Great One"--began his professional career, skating for eight games with the Indianapolis Racers in 1978 before joining fellow ex-Racer Mark Messier to dominate the NHL in Edmonton. Indianapolis Hockey tells the story of the teams and players who have created such a rich hockey history in the state capital, from the earliest Capitals teams of mid-century through the Indianapolis Ice of today.

Indianapolis Italians

Indianapolis Italians


  • Author : James J. Divita
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN 10 : 0738540951


Indianapolis Italians Book Description :

In 1910, Indianapolis had the smallest foreign stock population of any city north of the Ohio River, and city historians merely ignored the presence of the ethnic communities. In the 1920s, the Hoosier capital supposedly lacked a cosmopolitan character, and the Ku Klux Klan gloried in the slogan "100% American." However, the size of a community does not indicate its significance in municipal life. Rather, immigrants and their descendants make a difference because of their talents and available local opportunities. Residents of Italian origin have contributed mightily to Indianapolis's economy, culture, and professional and religious life. The first to arrive were the Sicilians who developed the city's fruit and vegetable trade and the Friulani who engaged in terrazzo-mosaic tile work. Early immigrants became grocers, shoemakers, tailors, and barbers. Later, primarily after World War II, many American-born of Italian descent moved into Indianapolis, excelling in business and professional fields, including law, medicine, and education. The community has continued to grow, adding to its numbers the Italian-born but married to American military or engaged in skilled labor in carpentry, tailoring, salesmanship, and food preparation.

Indianapolis Directory

Indianapolis Directory


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1871
  • Genre: Business enterprises
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000116751540


Indianapolis Directory Book Description :

Comprising a complete alphabetical list of all business firms and private citizens, a classified business directory, and a miscellaneous directory of city and county officers, churches, public and private schools, benevolent, literary and other associations, banks, insurance co's, &c., and a variety of other useful information, also, a complete post office directory of Indiana.