Sea Ferguson, who was an officer with The National Negro Bowling Association, built Sea Ferguson’s Bowling Alleys in 1941 at 750 N. West St. He was believed to be only the third African American to build a bowling center.
Zionsville was platted in 1852—and named for one of its founders, William Zion—about 30 years after white settlers made their way to southwestern Boone County, not far from an area where Miami Indians lived.
In 1958, L.S. Ayres introduced the Santa Claus Express, an electric train children rode through the store on their way to see Santa.
Members of the Indiana Civic Workers Club prepared Thanksgiving food and supply baskets at the home of Effie Crowe at 2116 Bellefontaine St., in a photo published in the Indianapolis Recorder on Nov. 26, 1960.
Harrison conducted what’s now considered the first “front porch” campaign, in which he delivered short speeches to visiting delegations at his home on Delaware Street and later from a platform created for him in University Park.