Amo in Hendricks County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Arthur L. Trester
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.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amo IN 46103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 15, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.