Tony was born in Terre Haute but then attended private schools in the east. After graduating from Yale University's Scientific School in 1924 with a degree in engineering, he returned to Terre Haute to join the family business. Tony's grandfather,...
Early years and then after college.
Indianapolis Speedway Race; Business people; Pens; Globes
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
A NASA astronaut, Dr. Wolf is a graduate of North Central High School in Indianapolis. He earned an engineering degree from Purdue University and a medical degree from Indiana University. In 1983, he joined the medical sciences division of the...
Grew-up in Indiana
Wolf, David A., 1956- ; Astronauts; Air pilots; Military air pilots; Medical personnel; Engineers; Model airplanes
Oliver invented the Chilled Plow. He experimented for twelve years and found that chilling the iron in the moldplate of a plow made it stronger. This plow was also easier for a farmer to operate. The plow was sold worldwide.
Oliver, James 1823-1908; Inventors; Plows; Metallurgical industry; Business people
In 1881 Frederick volunteered for a polar expedition to Lady Franklin Bay, also known as the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition or Greely Expedition. Lt. A. W. Greely of the 5th U.S. Cavalry led the expedition to investigate the nature of the magnetic...
Frederick, Julius R., 1852-1904; Explorers; Discovery & exploration; Expeditions & surveys
Little Turtle was a Miami Indian chief. He fought against settlers in the Northwest Territory. After the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794 he reluctantly signed the Treaty of Greenville giving Indian land to the United States.
Little Turtle, 1747?-1812; Indians of North America; Miami Indians; Tribal chiefs; Fallen Timbers, Battle of, 1794; Greenville, Treaty of, 1795; Necklaces; Earrings
Mariah Bowerstock Mendenhall was a midwife from 1840-1900. Some time during the mid-1890s she figured she had assisted with 980 births. In her records she notes that she never had a woman die while in her care. She always went when someone called...
Ehrmann was born in Terre Haute, Indiana. He attended DePauw University and edited the DePauw Weekly. He later studied law and philosophy at Harvard. He worked as a lawyer at his brother's overall factory in Terre Haute, but really wanted to be a...