In 1794 when negotiations with the Indians over land failed, Wayne was authorized to fight them. In August his men defeated the Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in Ohio. In September he established an American fort at the head of the Maumee...
Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796; Military officers; Military uniforms
In 1891 Fisher and his brothers opened a bicycle shop in Indianapolis. He became known as a daredevil cyclist. In 1904 Fisher, in partnership with James A. Allison, formed the Prest-O-Lite Company which made acetylene head lamps. In 1909 he and...
He lived in Indiana for most of his life.
Business people; Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corp.; Eyeglasses; Bicycle shops; Bicycle racing
Coffin was born in North Carolina and moved with his family to Newport (now Fountain City), Indiana, in 1826. He became a leading merchant and miller. In 1844 he began selling only goods not produced by slave labor. He and his wife Catherine...
Coffin, Levi, 1798-1877; Underground railroad system; Abolition movement; Abolitionists; Business people
Montgomery was a jazz guitarist. He played with the Lionel Hampton band, and in a trio with his brothers. In 1965 he won a grammy for his album "Goin' Out of My Head." His album, "A Day in the Life" was the bestselling jazz album in 1967.
Montgomery, Wes, 1925-1968; Jazz; Jazz musicians; Musicians; African Americans; Guitarists; African American guitarists; African American jazz musicians; Grammy Awards
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