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Crown Hill Cemetery
Indianapolis,Indiana - July 12,2009
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Although James Whitcomb Riley wrote much poetry about life in the heartland, he is best remembered today for his
poems that appeal to children and to the child in all of us, such as "Little Orphant Annie" and "The Raggedy Man".
James Whitcomb Riley The "Hoosier Poet" was buried here in 1917. Known and acclaimed internationally for his
local children who were able to enjoy not only his poetry, but also his time and lemonade on the front porch of his
Indianapolis home on Lockerbee Street. After his death children began donating coins to help pay for his
memorial. The tradition of leaving coins on his monument continues today and the money collected is donated to
Mr. Riley's legacy , the Riley Hospital for Children.
Beautiful view of the Indianapolis skyline from atop the hill where poet James Whitcomb Riley is buried.
Rest on...embalmed and sainted dead. Dear as the blood ye gave. No impious footstep here shall tread, the
herbage of your grave....................................................The muffled drums sad roll has beat, the soldiers last
tattoo. No more on life's parade shall meet, that brave and fallen few.
Child reading on the page that reads as follows: "And the Gobbleuns al git ya ef ya
dont watch out"!
John Herbert Dillinger (June 22 1903–July 22, 1934) was a bank robber in the Midwestern United States during
the early 1930s. He was a dangerous criminal, who was responsible for the murder of several police officers, him
as a modern-day Robin Hood. He was nicknamed "the Jackrabbit" for his graceful movements during heists,
robbed at least two dozen banks and four police stations, and escaped from jail twice, but some people idolized
such as leaping over counters and his many narrow getaways from police. The exploits of Dillinger and his
gang, along with those of other criminals of the Great Depression such as Bonnie and Clyde and Ma Barker, the
early 1930s. He was a dangerous criminal, who was responsible for the murder of several police officers, robbed
at least two dozen banks and four police stations, and escaped from jail twice, but some people idolized enemy
era (1931-1935), a period which led to the development of the modern, more sophisticated Federal him as a
modern-day Robin Hood. He was nicknamed "the Jackrabbit" for his graceful movements during heists, Bureau
of Investigation. After spending nearly a year running from police, and hiding out in Florida, Arizona, Michigan,
and Wisconsin, Dillinger was wounded in one escape from police and returned to his father's home to heal. He
soon returned to Chicago in July 1934, the site of several of his highest profile crimes. He was discovered there
by police, who were informed of his whereabouts by a prostitute. On July 22, they closed in on a theater where
he was watching a movie, and moved to arrest him as he left the building. He pulled a weapon and attempted to
flee, but was shot three times, with a bullet through his face killing him. His crimes were sensationalized across
the nation, and his numerous escapes and robberies fed many urban legends in the United States. Actor Johhn
Depp will portray John Dillinger in the 2009 release of the film "Public Enemies.
Outside looking in....a beautiful crypt with stained-glass window and bust.
Resting place of Dr. Richard J. Gatling. The original Gatling gun was designed by the American
inventor Dr. Richard J. Gatling in 1861 and patented in 1862. He wrote that he made it to
reduce the size of armies and so reduce the number of deaths by combat and disease.
Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was the 23rd President of the United States, serving one
term from 1889 to 1893. Harrison was born in North Bend, Ohio, and at age 21 moved to Indianapolis, Indiana,
where he became a prominent state politician. During the American Civil War Harrison served as a Brigadier
General in the XXI Corps of the Army of the Cumberland. After the war he unsuccessfully ran for the
governorship of Indiana, but was later elected to the U.S. Senate from that state. Harrison, a Republican, was
elected to the presidency in 1888, defeating the Democratic incumbent, Grover Cleveland. He is the only
president elected from the state of Indiana. His presidential administration is best known for its economic
legislation, including the McKinley Tariff and the Sherman Antitrust Act, and for annual federal spending that
reached one billion dollars for the first time. Democrats attacked the "Billion Dollar Congress", and used the
issue, along with the growing unpopularity of the high tariff, to defeat the Republicans, both in the 1890 mid-term
elections and in Harrison's bid for re-election in 1892. After failing to win reelection he returned to private life at
his home in Indianapolis where he remarried, wrote a book, and later represented the Republic of Venezuela in
an international case against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1900 he traveled to Europe as
part of the case and, after a brief stay, returned to Indianapolis where he died the following year from
complications arising from influenza.
Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton (August 4, 1823 – November 1, 1877), commonly known as Oliver P. Morton,
was a U.S. Republican Party politician from Indiana. He served as the 14th Governor of Indiana during the
American Civil War, and was a stalwart ally of President Abraham Lincoln. During the war, Morton suppressed
the Democratic-controlled Indiana General Assembly. He exceeded his constitutional authority by calling out the
militia without approval, and during the period of legislative suppression he privately financed the state
government through unapproved federal and private loans. The home where he was born still stands in Wayne
County, Indiana along National Road 40. Morton was an Indiana native born in Wayne County near the small
settlement of Salisbury on August 4, 1823. Morton's remains were laid in state in the Indianapolis court house for
three days after his death before being moved to Roberts Park Church where his funeral was held. His ceremony
was attended by many dignitaries from across the United States. President Grant ordered all flags to half-staff.
The church could not hold the crowd and the thousands of mourners waited outside and followed in a long
procession to view the burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Another beautifully ornate crypt, this one for the Fortune family.
as in life.
Crown Hill Cemetery, located at 700 West 38th Street in Indianapolis, is the third largest cemetery in the United States at 555
acres. It contains 25 miles of paved road, over 150 species of trees and plants, over 185,000 graves, and services roughly 1,500
burials per year. It sits on the highest geographic point in Indianapolis.Crown Hill Cemetery was dedicated on June 1, 1864 both to
provide for the large number of American Civil War soldiers from Indiana who had died in the war as well as to provide for the
crowding problems in the small 25 acre (101,000 m²) cemetery for the growing city of Indianapolis. The first burial took place the
next day on June 2, 1864 for a young mother named Lucy Ann Seaton, who died of consumption. Previously a private farm outside
the city limits, Crown Hill Cemetery is a popular picnic location and today is well known for the stunning view of downtown
Indianapolis from "The Crown."Crown Hill Cemetery is the largest refuge for animals in the city, including an estimated 300+
white-tailed deer. There are also numerous species of trees, each of which is marked with a number that corresponds to its
scientific name and its common name.