Kathleen Angelone’s Story Archive

Kiritsis And Me: Enduring 63 Hours at Gunpoint by Dick Hallwith Lisa Hendrickson

In February 1977, an angry Tony Kiritsis wired Dick Hall to a sawed off shotgun and paraded him through downtown Indianapolis prior to holding him hostage for three days. After forty years, Dick Hall (with co-writer Lisa Hendrickson) tells his side of the story in Kiritsis and Me: Enduring 63 … Read More

Train Stations Then and Now by Ken Fitzgerald

Railroads transformed America. In 1829 the first common carrier locomotive ran on American soil. Soon trains took the place of waterways for the transport of freight and passengers. The first stations were merely ticket offices near a shed and some platforms. It wasn’t long, though, before railroad companies erected elaborate … Read More

Lost Ballparks by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos

Baseball season — both Little League and professional — is upon us. Celebrate the season with the new book Lost Ballparks by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos. Produced by the same publisher as the popular “Indianapolis Then and Now” series, the new ballpark book has the same look. It … Read More

Detective Benjamin Thornton: Black Police Officer In Victorian Indianapolis by Patrick R. Pearsey

Detective Benjamin Thornton: Black Police Officer In Victorian Indianapolis by Patrick R. Pearsey tells the remarkable story of Benjamin Thornton. Born a slave in Virginia, he escaped at age 12 and ended up in Indianapolis. Here he was a celebrated police detective, civil rights leader, real estate investor and devoted … Read More

Forging The Bee Line Railroad by Arthur Andrew Olson III

Forging The Bee Line Railroad:  The Rise And Fall Of The Hoosier Partisans And Cleveland Clique is a comprehensive history of the Bee Line Railroad by Arthur Andrew Olson III. The early American transportation policy had the goal of helping people move west and develop a national cohesiveness. Thus the … Read More