• Posted in: Friday Favorites Friday Favorite Spot in Washington Township

    Don’t blink as you drive north on Westfield Boulevard from 86th street or you will miss Al Wood Place. The Curious Case of Al Wood Place (and other Washington Township Mini-Miracles) Occasionally history isn’t about...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites Union Chapel Cemetery

    The Union Chapel church and cemetery grounds 1929. Click to enlarge picture. Established 1822 Located at 8306 Union Chapel Road in the Nora area of Indianapolis, Union Chapel cemetery and its nearly 11,000 graves (some...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites The Accidental Fireworks “Show” of 1926

    The Newby gas station and general store once stood at the very rural southeast corner of Westfield Road and East 86th Street in the days before Indianapolis claimed the area. Newby Gas Station and General...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites Sherwood Forest

    Scrapbooks of the Forest 1959: It was a different era, though many readers will remember it well. It was a time before the conveniences of the Internet and social media, when people were social in real...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites What Exactly is… Nora?

    Defining “Nora” is a little bit like nailing jello to a tree: slippery, frustrating and inefficient. However, today we persist! Regardless of whether you describe the Far-Northside Indianapolis location (generally considered to be contained¬†within Meridian...

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