Monday, September 20, 2021

Central Union Telephone Company

In this photo, dated 1910, a Central Union Telephone company employee is on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in Marion County, Indiana. 

The Central Union Telephone Company provided telephone service to New Castle, Indiana and Indianapolis, Indiana in the late 1800's to the 1920's. Photo attribution: Indiana Historical Society

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Iwo Jima Flag Raisers

The six Indianapolis policemen who escorted the Iwo Jima flag raisers through downtown pose on their motorcycles. The war veterans' appearance was part of a nationwide bond drive tour. 

A United States Mail truck, which bears an image of the Iwo Jima flag raising on a postage stamp, can be seen in the background. Photo attribution: Indiana Historical Society @1945

On This Date, October, 3, 1894

On this date, October 3, 1894, Edward J Pennington of Moores Hill, Indiana, applied for a patent for his "Motor Vehicle", notable ...