"Sometimes I think my hometown and I grew up together. Almost simultaneously, we grappled with our awkward stages, then reached maturity, and eventually, at least in the case of Indianapolis attained vitality and radiance."
So renowned journalist Nelson Price describes his beloved native city in the introduction to Indianapolis: Leading the Way. From lunch at the Ayres Tea Room as a child to hanging out at the Far-Eastside Steak 'n Shake as a teen to owning a home in historic downtown, Price relives the growth and prosperity of Indianapolis through his own journey as a Hoosier. Now, as he so eloquently reports, "This place percolates."
Aided by hundreds of images culled from the area's finest photographers, Price celebrates the triumph that is Indianapolis. His anecdotes describe a city evolving with its people, as well as a city suffused with a quiet self-confidence. "Our growth is on display everywhere from downtown on the Canal Walk-on sunny weekends, it becomes tapestry of diverse Hoosiers, including parents pushing baby strollers, fitness enthusiasts, and skateboarders - to Castleton, one of the most bustling commercial centers in the state."
Gaining momentum and shifting into high gear, Indianapolis is leading the way.