Local cultural Newspapers
Most local people read the Nuvo & the Intake newspapers each week. They give info about all the things happening in Indy each week. Everything from Concerts to new restaurants opening. I support the Nuvo because they are a grass roots paper, where as the Intake is owned and made by the Big Indy paper "Indianapolis Star". They both are good, but the Nuvo gives better interviews on local bands and harder to find things. These papers are FREE and located on many street corners, the IUPUI campus, Malls, etc. And the Nuvo comes out each Wednesday.
Crown Hill Cemetery
Marker Text: Crown Hill Cemetery, founded in 1863, is the fourth largest cemetery in America. The history of Indiana and the United States is reflected in its monuments. Crown Hill is the only cemetery in the state listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
THE PEOPLE OF CROWN HILL
Over 185,000 burials at Crown Hill. The following is a sample of those buried here.
Lyman S. Ayres, 1824-1896, Section 11, Lot 11 Founded L.S. Ayres department stores in 1874.
James Baskett, 1904-1948, Section 37, Lot 602. Black actor, best known for role of Uncle Remus in Disney's song of the South.
John Dillinger, 1903-1934, Section 44, Lot 94. Notorious bank robber during the depression era.
Charles Fairbanks, 1852-1918, Section 24, Lot 3. U.S. Senator, 1897-1904, U.S. Vice President, 1905-1909. Fairbanks, Alaska is named after him.
Dr. Richard J. Gatling, 1818-1903, Section 3, Lot 9. Inventor of the Gatling Gun.
Benjamin Harrison, 1833-1901, Section 13, Lot 57. U.S. Senator, 23rd U.S. President 1889-1893.
Thomas A. Hendricks, 1819-1885, Section 29, Lot 2. U.S. Senator, 1863-1869; Governor, 1873-1877, U.S. Vice President, 1885.
Etheridge Knight, 1931-1991, Section 62, Lot 173. A leading Black poet of the 1970s and 80s
Col. Eli Lilly, 1844-1898. Section 13, Lot 19. Founder of Eli Lilly & Company.
Thomas Marshall, 1854-1925, Section 72, Lot 1. Governor 1909-1913; U.S. Vice President, 1913-1921.
James Whitcomb Riley, 1849-1916, Section 61, Lot 1. Famous Hoosier Poet.
Samuel St. George Rogers, 1832-1880. Section 3, Lot 22. Confederate soldier and congressman from Florida. Over 1,600 Confederate POWs are also buried at Crown Hill.
Booth Tarkington, 1869-1946, Section 13, Lot 56. Author/playwright, winner of two Pulitzers.
National Park Serivce Crown Hill Cemetery National Historic Register Site
Broad Ripple Brew Pub
Mid sized and dark, it is a brewpub and you can look through windows right into the brewery and see the huge kettles of beer. The food is incredible, and the beer is great as well. In addition to the excellent porter, they make a very very good wheat beer. Barbecue chicken sandwich with a side of potato salad and a porter beer.
Top of the Monument
The top of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument has a large bronze statue representing Victory. It stands 38 ft. tall and is also known as Miss Indiana. The designer was George W. Brewster.
The eagle atop her head stands for freedom, while the torch in her left hand is the "light of civilization". The sword in her right hand resting upon a globe represents victory that is due to the army. She faces south, supposedly overlooking the defeated battlefields of the South.
In the picture, you can also see part of the glass observation deck.
Eiteljorg Indian & Western Art Museum
The Eiteljorg, one of only two Indian and Western Art Museums east of the Mississippi River. Located next the the Indiana State Museum and IMAX theater, and just steps from the White River Canal Walk. The building's distinct (and foreign to Indiana) architecture was inspired by those living in the American Southwest now and in the past. "The Greeting," a bronze donated to the museum by its artist in 1989, welcomes visitors with open arms in what is apparently a fictional Indian Chief. Once inside however, visitors will find more than bronze sculptures. You might see any number of exhibits including baskets, pottery, living needs, and child care tools.
The Eiteljorg is a premier world art museum, and can not be missed if visiting Indianapolis. If you have a love for the old West, or even if you don't, you will learn a lot for a very low entrence fee, and enjoy yourself even more!