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Though it’s not an advert, it did appear randomly in an 1896 Indianapolis publication. Since Broad Ripple is amidst the 175th anniversary celebration, thought it’d be a great time to share it.

6 responses to “Sunday Ad That’s Not an Ad: Broad Ripple, 1896”

  1. Aaron M. Rader says:

    Do you know the location of where the photo was taken?

  2. Donna Winsted says:

    Have you ever heard of a terrible train wreck in or near Broad Ripple back in the mid-to-late 1800s? I seem to remember reading about a wreck there on an historical marker on the Monon Trail.

  3. basil berchekas jr says:

    This treatise on Broad Ripple’s history (like, say, Irvington) is worth following!

  4. Cheryl in Texas says:

    What a lovely picture. Any idea where exactly it is? Part of the park?

  5. Tiffany Benedict Berkson says:

    Nope; that’s the frustrating thing with some of the old photos–too general a description, when you get one at all!

  6. Tiffany Benedict Berkson says:

    Unfortunately, this didn’t even appear with a companion article! So frustrating! All we’ve got is that it’s along the water! 🙂

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