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Encyclopedia > Lafayette, Indiana
City of Lafayette

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Nickname: Star City
Coordinates: 40°25′2″N 86°52′43″W / 40.41722, -86.87861
Country United States
State Indiana
County Tippecanoe
Townships Fairfield, Wea
Platted 1825
Incorporated 1853
Government
 - Mayor Tony Roswarski
Area
 - City 20.1 sq mi (52.0 km²)
 - Land 20.1 sq mi (52.0 km²)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
 - Metro 904.6 sq mi (2,342.9 km²)
Elevation [1] 692 ft (211 m)
Population (2005)
 - City 60,459
 - Density 2,679/sq mi (1,083.6/km²)
 - Metro 190,386
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47901, 47904, 47905
Area code(s) 765
Twin Cities
 - Ōta City Japan
FIPS code 18-40788GR2
GNIS feature ID 0437501GR3
Website: www.lafayette.in.gov

Lafayette (IPA: [ˈlɑ.fəˌjɛt]) is a city in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, U.S., 63 miles (101 km) northwest of Indianapolis. Population in 1900, 18,116; in 1910, 20,081; in 1920, 22,486; and in 1940, 28,798 people. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 56,397. The city is the county seat of Tippecanoe CountyGR6. West Lafayette, just across the Wabash River, is home to Purdue University, which has a large impact on both communities. Together, Lafayette and West Lafayette form the core of the Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area, which, as of the 2000 census, had a total population of 183,340; Lafayette is thus the 215th largest metropolitan area in the United States. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1408x870, 189 KB)Lafayette, Indiana as seen from the Main Street bridge. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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Contents

History

The area around what is now Tippecanoe County was inhabited by a tribe of Miami Indians known as the Ouiatenon or Weas. The French government established Fort Ouiatenon in 1717 across the Wabash River and three miles (5 km) south of the location of present-day Lafayette. The fort became the center of trade for fur trappers, merchants and Indians. An annual reenactment and festival known as The Feast of the Hunters' Moon takes place there each fall. The Miami are a Native American tribe originally found in Indiana and Ohio, and now living also in Oklahoma. ... WEA may refer to: Warner Music Group, previously known as Warner-Elektra-Atlantic Werner Erhard and Associates, a successor organisation to Erhard Seminars Training and precursor to Landmark Education Washington Education Association White Eagle Aviation, airline based in Poland Workers Educational Association World Energy Assessment, Energy and the Challenge of... Fort Ouiatenon was the first fortified European settlement in what is now called Indiana, located approximately three miles southwest of modern-day West Lafayette. ... // Events January 4 — The Netherlands, Britain & France sign Triple Alliance February 26-March 6 What is now the northeastern United States was paralyzed by a series of blizzards that buried the region. ... The Wabash River at Lafayette, Indiana, showing the Main Street bridge, and the Amtrak station. ... Reenactors of the American Civil War Historical reenactment is an activity in which participants recreate some aspects of a historical event or period. ... Fifers at the 2006 Feast The Feast of the Hunters’ Moon is an annual celebration re-creating the fall festival started by French settlers and Native Americans. ...


Lafayette was platted by the river trader William Digby, in May 1825. The town was made county seat for the newly formed Tippecanoe County soon after in 1826. Like many small frontier towns, Lafayette was officially named for the French general, Marquis de Lafayette (September 6, 1757May 20, 1834) who aided the American armies during the Revolutionary War. A contemporary plat map showing the location of a property for sale. ... Year 1825 (MDCCCXXV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Tippecanoe County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Marie-Joseph-Paul-Roch-Yves-Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (September 6, 1757 – May 20, 1834), was a French aristocrat most famous for his participation in the American Revolutionary War and early French Revolution. ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1757 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1834 (MDCCCXXXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


In its earliest days Lafayette was a shipping center on the Wabash River. The Wabash and Erie Canal in the 1840s further cemented Lafayette's regional prominence, which was also escalated by the arrival of the railroads in the 1850s. The Monon Railroad connected Lafayette with other sections of Indiana. The Wabash and Erie Canal was a shipping canal in Indiana that linked the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River via a man-made waterway. ... // First use of general anesthesia in an operation, by Crawford Long The first electrical telegraph sent by Samuel Morse on May 24, 1844 from Baltimore to Washington, D.C.. First signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) on February 6, 1840 at Waitangi, Northland New Zealand. ... railroads redirects here. ... // Production of steel revolutionized by invention of the Bessemer process Benjamin Silliman fractionates petroleum by distillation for the first time First transatlantic telegraph cable laid First safety elevator installed by Elisha Otis Railroads begin to supplant canals in the United States as a primary means of transporting goods. ... The Monon Railroad (AAR reporting marks CIL, MON), also known as the Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway from 1897-1956, operated almost entirely within the state of Indiana. ...


Lafayette was the site of the first official air mail delivery in the United States, which took place on August 17, 1859, when John Wise piloted a balloon starting on the Lafayette courthouse grounds. Wise hoped to reach New York; however, weather conditions forced the balloon down near Crawfordsville, Indiana, and the mail reached its final destination by train. In 1959, the U.S. Postal Service issued a 7¢ airmail stamp commemorating the centennial of the event.[2] is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1859 (MDCCCLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... John Wise John Wise (24 February 1808 - 28 September 1879) was a pioneer in the field of ballooning. ... This article is about the state. ... Crawfordsville is a city in Montgomery County, Indiana, United States. ... An airmail etiquette, often shortened to just etiquette, is an adhesive label used to indicate that a letter is to be sent by airmail. ...


Modern history owes a fair debt to Robert Kriebel, a reporter since retired from the Lafayette Journal and Courier newspaper. By way of his books and columns the curious are provided a convenient, accessible, and even colorful way to grasp the events around and preceding him. Old Lafayette in two volumes is highly recommended. For further reading, the curious might look into some other notable historians of Lafayette appearing below. These were compiled by Kriebel for his "short list" as provided in the Lafayette Bank & Trust's The Best of Lafayette (2000): Sandford C. Cox, Richard P. DeHart, Sallie Sample, Sarah M. Crockett, Thomas B. Helm, Jesse Henderson Levering, Paul K. Mavity, Logan Esarey, and Herbery H. Heimlich.


Geography

The Wabash River at Lafayette, Indiana, flowing from left to right (north to south). The Amtrak station at Riehle Plaza can be seen in the background.

Lafayette is located at 40°24′38″N, 86°52′29″W (40.410585, -86.874681)GR1 and lies in Fairfield and Wea Townships. Elevation at the court house is 550 feet (168 m), but elevations in the city range from a little over 500 feet at the Wabash River to approximately 700 feet (210 m) in the areas of Murdock Park and Columbian Park. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1546x956, 209 KB)The Wabash River at Lafayette, Indiana, showing the Main Street bridge, and the Amtrak station. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1546x956, 209 KB)The Wabash River at Lafayette, Indiana, showing the Main Street bridge, and the Amtrak station. ... The Wabash River at Lafayette, Indiana, showing the Main Street bridge, and the Amtrak station. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 52.0 km² (20.1 sq mi), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 56,397 people, 24,060 households, and 13,666 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,083.9/km² (2,806.5/sq mi). There were 25,602 housing units at an average density of 492.0/km² (1,274.1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the city was 88.91% White, 3.22% African American, 0.37% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.61% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.11% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 24,060 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.2% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.98. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 14.2% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $35,859, and the median income for a family was $45,480. Males had a median income of $32,892 versus $23,049 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,217. About 8.0% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Like most of Indiana, Lafayette has been dominated by the agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation industries.


Education

Colleges

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
Indiana Business College
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana (usually shortened to Ivy Tech Community College or, colloquially, Ivy Tech) is the state of Indianas system of community colleges, formed in 2005, as a rechartering of a system of vocational technical schools. ...


Public

K-12 public education in the Lafayette area is provided by the Lafayette School Corporation. The Lafayette School Corporation administers 12 high schools, middle schools and elementary schools in Lafayette, Indiana: Jefferson High School [1] Sunnyside Middle School [2] Tecumseh Middle School [3] Earhart Elementary School [4] Edgelea Elementary School [5] Glen Acres Elementary School [6] Linnwood Elementary School [7] Miami Elementary School [8] Murdock...


Private

Faith Christian School [1]
First Assembly Christian Academy
Lafayette Christian School [2]
Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School [3]
St. Boniface Middle School [4]
St. Lawrence Catholic School [5]
St. Mary Cathedral Elementary School [6]
St. James Lutheran School Faith Christian School may refer to: Faith Christian School — Anniston, Alabama Faith Christian School — Mesa, Arizona Faith Christian School — Santa Ana, California Faith Christian School — Margate, Florida Faith Christian School — Vienna, Georgia Faith Christian School — Dixon, Illinois Faith Christian School — Lafayette, Indiana Faith Christian School — Clinton Township, Michigan Faith Christian... Lafayette Central Catholic Lafayette Central Catholic Jr/Sr High School is a Roman Catholic high school located on the south side of Lafayette, Indiana, which lies 65 miles northwest of Indianapolis. ...


Notes

Purdue redirects here. ... Chauncey Village area of West Lafayette West Lafayette (IPA: ) is a city in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, 65 miles (105km) northwest of Indianapolis. ... The West Lafayette Community School Corporation administers the following schools in West Lafayette, Indiana: Cumberland Elementary School [1] Happy Hollow Elementary School [2] West Lafayette Junior-Senior High School [3] External links West Lafayette Community School Corporation Categories: | | ... The Tippecanoe School Corporation administers 18 high schools, middle schools and elementary schools in Tippecanoe County, Indiana: Harrison High School [1] McCutcheon High School [2] Elston Community Education Center [3] Battle Ground Middle School [4] East Tipp Middle School [5] Klondike Middle School [6] Southwestern Middle School [7] Wainwright Middle...

News and Media

Newspaper

Television The Lafayette Journal & Courier is a daily newspaper serving Lafayette, Indiana and surrounding communities. ... The Purdue Exponent is one of a handful of daily independent student newspapers, with most other college newspapers being owned by the university or operated by the journalism school. ...

  • WLFI-TV
  • W51DU

Commercial Radio Stations WLFI-TV News Channel 18 is the CBS television affiliate in West Lafayette, Indiana. ... W51DU is a low-power television station licensed to Lafayette, Indiana. ...

Non-commercial Radio Stations WASK-FM, 98. ... WASK-FM, 98. ... WAZY, Z96. ... WGLM is a radio station licensed to West Lafayette, IN located at 106. ... A terrestrial broadcasting radio station based in Lafayette, Indiana. ... WKOA, K 105 is an FM radio station licensed to the city of Lafayette, Indiana. ... WLFF, 95. ... WSHP, 95-7 The Rocket is an FM radio station owned by Artistic Media Partners in Lafayette, Indiana. ... WSHY is a radio station licensed to Lafayette, IN located at 1410kHz on the AM dial. ... WXXB, B102-9 is an FM radio station licensed to the city of Delphi, Indiana. ...

WBAA is an AM radio station owned by Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. ... WHPL is a radio station licensed to West Lafayette, IN located at 89. ... WJEF is a non-commercial radio station licensed to the Lafayette School Corporation in Lafayette, IN. It is located at 91. ... WQSG is a radio station licensed to Lafayette, Indiana, located at 90. ... WTGO-LP is a low-powered, non-commercial radio station licensed to Lafayette, IN located at 97. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline for Companies. ...

Transportation

Airports

Highways Purdue University Airport (IATA: LAF, ICAO: KLAF) is a public airport located 2 miles (3 km) southwest of the city of Lafayette, in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA. Facilities Purdue University Airport covers 502 acres and has two runways: Runway 10/28: 6,600 x 150 ft. ...

Railroads
Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides passenger rail service to Lafayette through the Cardinal to Chicago, Washington D.C., and New York City. Norfolk Southern, CSX, Kankakee, Beaverville and Southern Railroad, and Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway (RailAmerica) provide freight rail service. Many of the rails lines that originally passed through the downtown were redirected in the mid-1990s to a rail corridor near the Wabash River.[3][4] Interstate 65 is an interstate highway in the United States. ... This article is about the city. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Indianapolis redirects here. ... United States Highway 52 is an unusual United States highway. ... Incorporated City in 1834. ... U.S. Highway 231 is a spur of U.S. Highway 31. ... // Numbering Indiana has one of the most rational systems of numbering state highways in the United States. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... The Cardinal is a passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Norfolk Southern Corporation (AAR reporting mark NS) NYSE: NSC is a US publicly-traded stock corporation based in Norfolk, Virginia. ... CSX Transportation (AAR reporting marks CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States, owned by the CSX Corporation. ... The Kankakee, Beaverville and Southern Railroad Company (AAR reporting mark KBSR), is a Class III railroad serving agricultural communities in east-central Illinois and west-central Indiana. ... Toledo Peoria & Western Railway is currently a short-line railroad that operates from Mapleton, IL to Peoria across Illinois to Logansport, IN and includes a branch line between Logansport to Winamac, IN. TPW has trackage rights between Galesburg, IL and Peoria and between Logansport to Kokomo, IN. Traffic includes agricultural... RailAmerica, Inc. ...

See also: Lafayette, Indiana (Amtrak station)

Bus Service Other information Code LAF Traffic Passengers (2006) 14,242 12% Lafayette is an Amtrak station in Lafayette, Indiana, served by the Cardinal and Hoosier State. ...

The Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corporation (GLPTC) is a municipal corporation founded in 1971 to provide bus services in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America , serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. ...

Economy

Much of the economy of the city of Lafayette and the surrounding area is centered around the academic and industrial activities of Purdue University. The university and its associated businesses employ the largest portion of the Lafayette workforce. However, private industry and commerce independent of the university also thrive in the community. Some notable examples include: Purdue redirects here. ...

  • Alcoa, a producer of aluminum extrusions and tubes.
  • Caterpillar Large Engine Division, producer of large diesel and natural gas engines.
  • Fairfield Manufacturing, producer of gears.
  • Wabash National, world's largest manufacturer of semi-truck trailers
  • Subaru of Indiana Automotive, producer of Subaru and now, Toyota vehicles.
  • Eli Lilly and Company (Tippecanoe Laboratories) pharmaceuticals.
  • The Lafayette Life Insurance Company, insurance and annuity services
  • Tate & Lyle, manufacturer of Splenda(R) and other sweeteners
  • TRW Commercial Steering Systems
  • Landis+Gyr, manufacturer of electric meters for global ANSI markets

This article is about the company. ... Caterpillar Inc. ... Wabash National (NYSE: WNC) is one of the largest manufacturers of semi-truck trailers in the world. ... Subaru of Indiana Automotive (formerly Subaru Isuzu Automotive and normally called SIA) is an automobile manufacturer in Lafayette, Indiana. ... For other uses, see Subaru (disambiguation). ... This article is about the automaker. ... Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is a global pharmaceutical company and one of the worlds largest corporations. ... A tin of Lyles Golden Syrup Tate & Lyle PLC is a UK based multinational food manufacturer and is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE. It is a major producer of refined sugar, starches, animal feed and other food ingredients with global operations. ... About Worlds largest supplier of automotive parts to manufacturers and aftermarket dealers. ... Landis+Gyr is a Swiss company formed in 1896, with headquarters in Zug. ...

Notable residents and natives

For notable residents associated with Purdue University see List of Purdue University people Purdue redirects here. ... This is a list of people associated with Purdue University in the United States. ...


Entertainment

John Purdue (born October 31, 1802 in Huntington County, Pennsylvania) was a famous industrialist based in Lafayette, Indiana and the primary original benefactor of Purdue University. ... Purdue redirects here. ... Karen Black (born July 1, 1939) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress, screenwriter, singer and songwriter. ... Jeremy Camp is a Christian vocalist and guitarist. ... Embeth Jean Davidtz (born August 11, 1965) is an American-born South African actress. ... Louise Fazenda (June 17, 1895 - April 17, 1962) was an American film actor, appearing chiefly in silent film comedy films. ... Mass Giorgini is an American musician. ... Alkaline Trio (sometimes referred to as Ak3 or Alk3) is a band from Chicago, IL consisting of Matt Skiba on guitar/vocals, Dan Andriano on bass/vocals, and Derek Grant on drums/back-up vocals. ... Anti-Flag is an American political punk band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, consisting of four members: Justin Sane (lead guitar, lead vocals), Chris #2 (bass, vocals), Chris Head (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), and Pat Thetic (drums). ... Rise Against is an American punk/melodic hardcore band from Chicago, Illinois, which was formed in 1999. ... Screeching Weasel was an American punk band from Chicago, Illinois. ... Squirtgun in 1993 ((left to right)Mass Giorgini, Matt Hart, Dan Lumley, Flav Giorgini) Squirtgun was formed by producer Mass Giorgini in 1994, and was made up of former members of his recently disbanded Rattail Grenadier. ... Common Rider was a rock band, formed in 1999 by Jesse Michaels (guitar, vocals), Mass Giorgini (bass) and Dan Lumley (drums). ... Richard Shannon Hoon (September 26, 1967 – October 21, 1995) was an American musician and lyricist, and the lead singer of the band Blind Melon. ... Blind Melon is an alternative rock band, whose most notable work dates from 1992 to 1995, and ceased with the death of lead vocalist Shannon Hoon. ... Olivers Story is the sequel to the famous book Love Story, turned into a movie of the same name in 1978. ... Tammy Lynn Michaels, also known (after her partner, Melissa Etheridge) by the surname Etheridge [1] (born November 26, 1974, in Lafayette, Indiana) is an American actress. ... Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin on September 22, 1960) is an American rock guitarist, singer, producer and actress. ... Sydney Pollack (born July 1, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana) is an American actor, producer, and director. ... Victor Potel (12 October 1889 – 8 March 1947), was an American actor of the silent era. ... W. Axl Rose[1][2] (born William Bruce Rose, Jr. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... Graphic design is the applied art of arranging image and text to communicate a message. ... For the song, see I Walk the Line. ... Julia Scheeres (pronounced shears), is a journalist, nonfiction author and novelist. ... Izzy Stradlin (born Jeffrey Dean Isbell on April 8, 1962 in Lafayette, Indiana) is an American musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist of the hard rock band Guns N Roses from 1985 to 1991. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... Rhythm guitar is the role of the guitar in playing accompaniment in various musical styles. ...

Sports

  • Ray Ewry - Ten-time Olympic champion
  • Dan Motuliak - The Current Occupant of Only One Testicle (see also: homo-erotic)
  • Chuckie Nwokorie - NFL defensive player and Lafayette Jefferson High School graduate

Raymond Clarence Ray Ewry (October 14, 1873 – September 29, 1937) was an American track and field athlete who won 8 gold medals at the Olympic Games and 2 gold medals at the Intercalated Games (1906 in Athens). ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Daniel Evan Motuliak (Born: May 2, 1986 in Lafayette, Indiana) is a football player for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...

Business, law, politics

Roger Douglas Branigin (July 26, 1902–November 19, 1975) was a Democratic governor of the U.S. state of Indiana from January 11, 1965 to January 13, 1969. ... A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... A.G. Carter Steve Carter is the current attorney general of the state of Indiana, United States, elected 2000, reëlected 2004. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... Brian Patrick Lamb (born October 9, 1941) helped found the C-SPAN television network in the United States in 1979, and has been its chief executive officer since its founding. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Alvah Curtis Roebuck (1864-1948) born: 9 January 1864 in Lafayette, Indiana died: 18 June 1948 Alvah Roebuck began work as a watchmaker in a Hammond, Indiana jewelry store at age 22. ... Sears, Roebuck and Company is an American mid-range chain of international department stores, founded by Richard Sears and Alvah Roebuck in the late 19th century. ... Clara Shortridge Foltz (1849-1934) was the first female lawyer on the West Coast. ...

Academic, science, technology

Daniel X Freedman (1921–1993) was a psychiatrist and educator, pioneer in biological psychiatry. ... Captain Donald E. Williams (United States Navy, Retired) (born 13 February 1942) is a former NASA astronaut. ...

Local civic organizations

Points of interest

Purdue redirects here. ... The Jerry E. Clegg Botanic Garden is a botanical garden located at 1782 North 400 East, Lafayette, Indiana. ... The Purdue University Horticulture Gardens (0. ... Purdue redirects here. ... Battle Ground is a town located in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. ... Battle Ground is a town located in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. ... Battle Ground is a town located in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. ...

Community Events

Fifers at the 2006 Feast The Feast of the Hunters’ Moon is an annual celebration re-creating the fall festival started by French settlers and Native Americans. ... A Taste of Tippecanoe logo A Taste of Tippecanoe is a one-day summer festival held in downtown Lafayette, Indiana in early summer. ... Battle Ground is a town located in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. ...

See also

The following is a list of neighborhoods within the city limits of Lafayette, Indiana. ...

References

  1. ^ USGS detail on Lafayette. Retrieved on 2007-09-21.
  2. ^ http://www.rootsweb.com/~intippec/airmail.htm
  3. ^ Amtrak in Lafaytte, Indiana 1994 gregarnst
  4. ^ Amtrak in Lafaytte, Indiana May 1995 gregarnst

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Coordinates: 40.410585° N 86.874681° W Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indiana. ... Wikitravel is a project to create an open content, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. ... Gannett Company, Inc. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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