Indianapolis: A Circle City History

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With its selection as Indiana’s capital in 1821, Indianapolis was destined to become a major Midwestern hub. Through the decades that followed, the Circle City led Indiana into its golden age, when the state was one of the largest industrial and agricultural producers in the nation. Forced to reinvent itself after the decline of heavy industry, Indianapolis now supports a diverse technology- and service-based economy and proudly proclaims itself the amateur sports capital of the world.
ISBN: 9780738524627
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Indiana
Series: Making of America
Images: 200
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Author Jeffrey Tenuth, historian and chief cataloger at the Indiana State Museum, presents here a fresh perspective on Indianapolis history, citing little-used sources that focus on the Circle City’s leading role in transportation and manufacturing. Illustrated with graceful historic photographs, this new history examines the decisive moments on the Hoosier capital’s path to success.
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