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Interesting Facts

Aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright lived in Richmond's Starr District as boys.  Wilbur attended Richmond High School where he completed the requirements for a high school degree.

The National Road, now U.S. 40, is the Main Street through Richmond. 

Richmond was settled by "Friends" (Quakers) who moved to Indiana from North Carolina.

One of twelve Madonna of the Trail statutes which were erected along the National Road by the DAR can be seen at the entrance to Glen Miller Park at East Main and 22nd Streets.

Lamar Lundy, one of the Los Angeles Rams' Fearsome Foursome, called Richmond home.

Twice, Richmond has been named an "All America City", in 1986/87 and again in 2009.

Richmond High School was home to the first public high school orchestra in the nation.  It was organized by Will Earhart in 1900.

The song "Stardust" was first recorded by Hoagy Carmichael at the Gennett Recording Studio in Richmond.

Richmond is home to two of the three Egyptian mummies that can be seen in the state of Indiana, one at the Wayne County Historical Museum and the other at the Joseph Moore Museum on the Earlham College Campus.  The third Indiana mummy is at the Indianapolis Children's Museum.

Richmond is home to four colleges and two seminaries.