Broad Ripple Park, a once great tourist attraction, interurban tracks running through Broad Ripple-these and many more fascinating
facts can be read about in A History of Broad Ripple.
This history began as a Lilly Scholarship project by Steve Savage, '65 Ripple grad.
Steve spent approximately two years in research and wrote the first detailed manuscript.
At the same time Steve began the project, the Junior Historical Society and the Riparian also began collecting historical data.
In 1966, both organizations started the process of completing the history, yet this project was never finished.
Then Marcia Sakowitz and Kris Wilcox took up the project the next year.
During the 1967-68 school year, Marcia, along with Christie Hughes and Sandy Satinsky, corrected and completed the history and prepared it for publication.
Serving as supervisors and consultants for the project were Mrs. Ruth Marie Griggs, director of publications,
and J. Raymond Hall, Junior Historical Society sponsor.
Cover and Forward (current page)
1878 Surveyor's Record of Broad Ripple
Chapter One - Coil Starts Settlement
Chapter Two - Ripple Linked To City
Chapter Three - Canal Creates Rivalry
Chapter Four - Villages Start Schools
Chapter Five - Religious Life Grows
Chapter Six - Social Life Develops
Chapter Seven - Canal Villages Thrive
Chapter Eight - Trolleys Aid Travel
Chapter Nine - Farmer Shakes Jail
Chapter Ten - Floods Ravage Town
Chapter Eleven - Park Attracts Visitors
Chapter Twelve - BRHS Joins City
Chapter Twelve - Errata
Chapter Thirteen - City Annexes Village