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Amo in Hendricks County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Arthur L. Trester

 
 
Arthur L. Trester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
1. Arthur L. Trester Marker
(Side One)
Inscription.
(Side One)
Born 1878 in Pecksburg (which was 2.1 miles east). Elected to Board of Controls of Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) 1911, appointed Permanent Secretary 1913, continued after 1929 as Commissioner of High School Athletics. Under Trester, showcase of IHSAA became high school basketball, reflected in term "Hoosier Hysteria," still used today.

(Side Two)
Under Trester, widely referred to as czar of IHSAA and high school athletics, IHSAA excluded black and parochial schools until 1942, stating they were not public high schools because of exclusive enrollment. He died 1944. Trester Medal for Mental Attitude first awarded 1945. Inducted into national (1961) and Indiana (1965) Basketball Halls of Fame.
 
Erected 2007 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Donald D. Stuart. (Marker Number 32.2007.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 41.281′ N, 86° 36.815′ W. Marker is in Amo, Indiana, in Hendricks County. Marker is at the intersection of Pearl Street and Railroad Street, on the right when traveling south on Pearl Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amo IN 46103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Arthur L. Trester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
2. Arthur L. Trester Marker
(Side Two)
At least 7 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. T.H.I.&E. Interurban Depot Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Danville’s Main Street Historic District (approx. 6.8 miles away); Danville’s Carnegie Library (approx. 6.9 miles away); Hendricks County (Danville, Indiana) War Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Central Normal College (approx. 7.1 miles away); Samuel Luther Thompson (approx. 7.3 miles away); Hillis Bridge (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  IHB Annotations. The Indiana Historical Bureau provides annotations for the text of the marker on their website. (Submitted on October 15, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
Arthur L. Trester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
3. Arthur L. Trester Marker
View to north along Pearl Street
Arthur L. Trester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
4. Arthur L. Trester Marker
View to southeast
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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