Sunday, July 30, 2017

HOOSIER DADDY?!


If American history is something that interests you, then Indianapolis speaks and teaches volumes.

Downtown Indianapolis Skyline from the
Historic Crown Hill Cemetery 
In 1902 a memorial was erected to soldiers and sailors who were Hoosiers and veterans of the American Civil War.  Monument Circle is also an amazing tribute to Indiana's soldiers who served in the American Revolutionary War and conflicts that led to the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War and the Spanish-American War.  Monument Circle was the first of its kind to be dedicated to the common soldier.  This huge, larger than life monument is only 15' shorter than the 305' Statue of Liberty.

Monument Circle - Indianapolis
Monument Circle - Indianapolis
Monument Circle - Indianapolis
The 23rd President of the United States, Benjamin Harrison, (elected in 1888 and died in 1901), was an Indianapolis native and his home is a National Historic Landmark in the Old Northside Historic District, and his gravesite at the historic Crown Hill Cemetery (the 4th largest cemetery in the U.S.) is designated a National Historic Landmark as well.

Home of 23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
National Historic Landmark Burial at
Crown Hill Cemetery - Indianapolis
The Indianapolis City Market, originally founded in 1821 and in its present location since 1886, was one of the most interesting markets we've ever visited.   Local farmers, nurseries and food artisans offer a beautiful assortment of freshness.

Indianapolis City Market - Downtown since 1886
Indianapolis City Market
Indianapolis City Market
Indianapolis City Market
Indianapolis is the home to numerous museums near the White River State Park where there are lots of preserved green spaces as well as the Indianapolis Zoo, the Eeteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art, Indianapolis State Museum, the NCAA Hall of Champions and the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial.  Amazingly preserved architecture and historic sites all over the downtown area are all within a short distance of the campuses of Purdue University and the Methodist owned University of Indianapolis (UIndy).  The Indy Riverwalk opens up another way to enjoy the beautiful City of Indianapolis.

Hall of Champions
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Walking Areas near NCAA Headquarters

Indianapolis Arch
Indianapolis Riverwalk
White River State Park
Indianapolis, IN
Skyline -  Indianapolis, Indiana
There were so many interesting sites to see in the Indianapolis area, and we enjoyed as much as possible in the week we set aside after our busy schedule at the FMCA Rally.



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