On This Day in Indianapolis HistoryeBook - 2016
Although best known for 'The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,' Indianapolis claims countless fascinating stories that happened off the track, one for every date on the calendar. In a single day on January 1, 1970, Indianapolis jumped from the nation's twenty-sixth largest city to number eleven. On July 25, 1934, gangster and native son John Dillinger was laid to rest in Crown Hill Cemetery, where chips of his four successive gravestones became favorite city souvenirs. On September 17, 1945, the nation finally learned that Indianapolis was the top-secret manufacturing center for the Norden bombsight, crucial to Allied victory. And on September 6, 1959, jazz musician Wes Montgomery and his brothers finished recording one of their most popular albums. One day at a time, author Dawn Bakken chronicles a year of people, places and events in Circle City history.
Publisher: [United States] : Arcadia Publishing Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2016
Characteristics: 1 online resource