After we shared 15 interesting facts about Indy last Thursday, we thought we’d be done with trivia for a while. We were wrong.
A couple of readers reached out with even more fun history and we can’t just keep it to ourselves.
Nancy O. said that the Chevrolet brothers are buried in Indianapolis. Contrary to what you might think, they don’t have plots in the historic Crown Hill Cemetery, but can be found in the Holy Cross/Saint Joseph Cemetery near downtown.
Carrie S. had several fascinating tidbits to share, including:
- James F. D. Lanier — a wealthy banker — was credited with bailing the state out of financial bankruptcy from the canal project, which we mentioned would have run a total of 296 miles.
- “Psychic to the stars” Nellie Simmons-Meier’s home, Tuckaway, sits in the North Meridian Park neighborhood. The Hoosier allegedly read the palms of people like Walt Disney + Eleanor Roosevelt.
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