David Heighway Tag

Some Railroad Heroes By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian I’ve talked about railroad wrecks before, particularly ones that were caused deliberately.  For the flip side of that, we can look at a couple of people who made a spectacular effort to save lives before or after a train...

A New York Attitude By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Whenever there is a random mention of incidents in Hamilton County that appear in the national news, it’s a good reason for further exploration.  This information has the potential for a fun look at the area or to...

The Fourth of July in 1876 By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Hamilton County has several local history collectors who spend their spare time doing things like scouring the Internet for Noblesville and county-related items.  They often find unique things and it’s great when they share them with...

Forest Park Golf Course – National Register? By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Looking at historic sites around Hamilton County, we can see that several are on the National Register of Historic Places.  A listing of them shows a variety of buildings and sites and even an object – the...

Sid Hawkins – Big Apple Entertainer By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian People from Noblesville have achieved different levels of fame.  There was one who never became a household name, but he survived as a performer in the intensely competitive world of New York City show business in...

Some Hamilton County Inventors By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian   Hamilton County has always had creative people, as can be seen by the arts community.  But we’ve also had people in science and engineering who were willing to experiment with new processes.  One was Jasper C. Alexander (1854-1912) of...

A Hamilton County Wheelman – Lucius M. Wainwright By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Now that the nice weather is here, it’s a good time to take advantage of the county bicycling trails. Of course, this is nothing new – In 1896 there was an article in the Indianapolis...

[caption id="attachment_20573" align="alignleft" width="362"] Reproduced with permission from I Dream of Mudsock.[/caption] Early Fishers - The Trittipo Bombings By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Continuing our look at the previously unstudied history of the Delaware Township area, some stories are an unsolved mystery.  For unknown reasons over a twenty...

Leonard Wild and his Buildings By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian William Conner may have established the city of Noblesville, but there is another person who is responsible for how much of it looks today.  Leonard Wild (1834-1909) could be considered Noblesville’s “master builder”. Wild was born in Germany...

Early Fishers - The Johnson-Evans Prize Fight By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian The rough nature of early Fishers sort of served a purpose in 19th century Hamilton County.  It was a place where things could happen to blow off steam.  If you couldn’t get away with something...

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