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Welcome to Oaklandon Saturday, December 15 2018 @ 05:44 PM EST

The Klepfer Liquor Case

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Indianapolis Journal,Indianapolis, Marion County, 28 May 1889

The Klepfer Liquor Case

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Excursion Tickets

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Indianapolis News,Indianapolis, Marion County, 2 September 1887

Excursion Tickets

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Peter Teale Arrested

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Indianapolis News,Indianapolis, Marion County, 28 April 1886

Peter Teale Arrested - 1886

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More on Germantown

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Germantown, Indiana
Germantown, Indiana, was founded in 1834 in what is now Geist Reservoir. It was actually built on the old north bank of the old Fall Creek. Residents, primarily of German heritage, from nearby Oaklandon founded the town following a disagreement over the murder of an Algonquin in Oaklandon. With just one general store, a shoemaker, a one-room schoolhouse and a mill, Germantown was very small. The town had about 20 residential properties in total.

The Start of Geist Reservoir
In the 1900s, water deficits in the Indianapolis area appeared to be impending issue. One man, Clarence Geist, a former owner of the Indianapolis Water Company, drew up plans for the creation of Geist Reservoir. The plan called for the damming of Fall Creek, which would, consequentially, flood the small town of Germantown. The obvious fate of the town did not stop the damming of Fall Creek. In 1943, the creek was dammed and began to flood the surrounding area, creating Geist Reservoir. Most of old Germantown no longer exists today. However, nearby Log Cabin Animal Hospital now occupies the oldest remaining Germantown structure.
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FindingHomesIndy.com's "Geist Reservior" by Lisa Witsken-Gearhart
 

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Crushed To Death Under His Wagon

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Indianapolis News,Indianapolis, Marion County, 3 October 1895

Crushed To Death Under His Wagon

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Double Clipping

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Indianapolis News,Indianapolis, Marion County, 11 August 1897

Kicked to Death -- Waited Many Years

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Oakland Now Oaklandon

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Indianapolis Journal,Indianapolis, Marion County,
13 January 1892

Oakland Now Oaklandon

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An Oaklandon Pair Arrested

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Indianapolis Journal, Volume 49, Number 230,Indianapolis, Marion County,
18 August 1899

Oaklandon Pair Arrested

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Application For License

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Indianapolis Recorder,Indianapolis, Marion County, 23 September 1899

Application For License

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A Call From The White Caps

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Greenfield Republican,Greenfield, 22 March 1889

A Call From The White Caps

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