Marion is a city in Grant County, Indiana, United States. The population was 29,948 as of the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Grant County.
A lynching occurred in Marion on August 7, 1930. A large mob estimated at 2,000 gathered at the county jail where three young black men were held on charges of killing a white man and raping his girlfriend. Before they could be tried, the three, Thomas Shipp, Abram Smith, and James Cameron, were dragged from the jail and severely beaten. Shipp and Smith were hanged, but Cameron was released when an unidentified man claimed that he had nothing to do with the crimes. In 1931 he was convicted as an accessory to murder and served four years before being paroled. James Cameron went on to serve as the Indiana State Director of Civil Liberties from 1942 to 1950 and founded three local chapters of the NAACP.
Marion's manufacturing sector produces automotive components, paper products, foundry products, machinery, wire, and cable. The paper plate industry was born in Marion; in its infancy, five of the nation's nine plants were located in the city. The area surrounding Marion is part of the Corn Belt; as such, agriculture remains a significant component of the region's economy. Corn, soybean, and hog production is supplemented by specialty crops such as tomatoes.
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WERK 104.9 FM 29.9 mi. Muncie, IN Oldies
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WXXC 106.9 FM 3.4 mi. Marion, IN Classic Hits
WMRI 860 AM 1.0 mi. Marion, IN Sports
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Gabby's Hair Salon - Category: Hair Salons - - 1534 W 2nd St
Marion, IN 46952-3501 (765) 651-0801
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Arthurs Soul Food - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 1401 S Mcclure St, Marion, IN 46953 (765) 662-7461
Pucci's Cafe - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 525 S Branson St, Marion, IN 46953 (765) 662-7434 - (reviews)
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