May 29, 2016 marked the 100th running of the Indy 500. The greatest spectacle in racing provided us with some amazing finishes and some of the most state of the art cars ever made. So hop in as we take you for a drive through May's IN History.
The Hoosier Dome opened in Indianapolis on May 3, 1984. Later named the RCA Dome, it was torn down in 2008 and replaced by Lucas Oil Stadium. This photo is from June 2008.(Photo by Joanieofarc / CC BY)
Santa Claus, IN
Santa Claus, IN
In May 1856, a post office was established in the newly-named town of Santa Claus in Spencer County. A sign welcomes visitors to the Spencer County town of Santa Claus, which was renamed from its original name, Santa Fe, in 1856.(Photo by tengrrl / CC BY)
William Digby, a river boatman and adventurer, established a new town on the Wabash River in 1825; he called it Lafayette. The Tippecanoe County Courthouse in downtown Lafayette is displayed in August 2013. (Photo by Scutter / CC BY)
In May 1869 the Indiana General Assembly, under the Morrill Act, accepted land and money from John Purdue to establish a school for the study of science, technology and agriculture. (Purdue University) - Learn More About Purdue University
Colonel Eli Lilly opened a laboratory on Pearl Street in Indianapolis in 1876. His firm grew to become one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Shown here in 1926, two Eli Lilly and Company wagons with two horses each are waiting to be on their way with their goods. The drivers are already on their seats ready to pull away. There are several boxes in both wagons they are marked Lilly and list that there are four one gallon jugs in each box. (Indiana Historical Society) - Learn More About Eli Lilly
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