“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Indiana, Cultural Trail Indianapolis Historical Markers

This trail in Indianapolis highlights individuals who have made significant contributions to humanity.
Albert Einstein Marker image, Touch for more information
By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 20, 2019
Albert Einstein Marker
1 Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Albert Einstein(March 14, 1879 - April 18, 1955)
Albert Einstein displayed his talent for mathematics as a very young child. When he could not find a teaching job after graduating college, he went to work at the Swiss patent office as a technical examiner, evaluating applications for . . . Map (db m132849) HM
2 Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Andrew Carnegie(November 23, 1835 - August 11, 1919)
Although Andrew Carnegie's family lacked material wealth, he grew up among an abundance of cultural and political enlightenment. Largely self-educated, Carnegie loved learning which was encouraged by his family. From modest beginnings as a factory . . . Map (db m132847) HM
3 Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Benjamin Franklin(January 17, 1706 - April 17, 1790)
Benjamin Franklin was the youngest son of seventeen children of a Boston candle and soap maker. His family could only afford to send him to school for two years so Franklin became a self-educated man. His brilliance as an inventor, writer and . . . Map (db m132841) HM
4 Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Booker T. Washington(April 5, 1856 - November 14, 1915)
Booker Taliaferro Washington was born into slavery and emancipated after the Civil War. He became a teacher, leader of what today is known as Tuskegee University, best-selling author and social activist. From 1890 - 1915, he stood as a dominant . . . Map (db m132846) HM
5 Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt(FDR: January 30, 1882 - April 12, 1945 | AER: October 11, 1884 - November 1, 1962)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (AER) were one of the first power couples in American politics. FDR's sweeping vision helped rescue the United States from the worst economic depression in its history and led the country . . . Map (db m132850) HM
6 Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Jonas Salk(October 28, 1914 - June 23, 1995)
Jonas Salk was one of three sons born to Russian immigrants in New York City. Salk was the first person in his family to graduate from college and medical school. Salk spent most of his career as a microbiologist. His most noteworthy achievement was . . . Map (db m132851) HM
7 Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Mark Twain(November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910)
Samuel Langhorne Clemens was the sixth of seven chilrden of a merchant and his wife. He spent his youth in Missouri, then a slave state. After a career as a printer and steamboat pilot, he became a journalist, travel writer, humorist and . . . Map (db m132843) HM
8 Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Susan B. Anthony(February 15, 1820 - March 13, 1906)
The second of seven children of a Quaker cotton manufacturer and abolitionist, Susan Brownell Anthony learned to read and write at just 3 years old. Her father structured her upbringing around self-discipline, principled beliefs and self-respect. . . . Map (db m132842) HM
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9 Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Thomas Edison(February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931)
Thomas Alva Edison, the youngest of seven children, did poorly in school because his mind frequently wandered during lessons. After his mother began homeschooling him, Edison began to excel at learning. Untreated ear infections and a childhood . . . Map (db m132845) HM
10 Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Wilbur and Orville Wright(WW: April 16, 1867 - May 30, 1912 | OW: August 19, 1871 - January 30, 1948)
Wilbur and Orville Wright were two of seven children of a church bishop and his wife and spent part of their childhood in Richmond, Indiana. The first aircraft they saw was a toy helicopter their father brought home from a business trip. After . . . Map (db m132848) HM
11 Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Mile Square — Abraham Lincoln(February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865)
The son of a Kentucky farm couple, Abraham Lincoln was a self-educated man. During his childhood, his family moved to Indiana and later to Illinois. Lincoln's unusual height (6 feet 4 inches) and strength gave him an advantage at many physical . . . Map (db m187304) HM
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Sep. 22, 2023