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The Chevrolet Brothers

 
 
The Chevrolet Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 23, 2021
1. The Chevrolet Brothers Marker
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There are few better known names in automotive circles world wide than Chevrolet. Millions own and drive the internationally respected cars, but few know that the company and it’s revered name originated with three brothers, Louis, Gaston and Arthur Chevrolet. Of Swiss heritage, their story is one that reflects the very foundation of American society. Louis migrated to America at the turn of the 2oth century, and after earning enough money, sent for his brothers.

The brothers immersed themselves in automotive technology as designers. All three raced multiple times in the famed Indianapolis 500, with Gaston winning the 1920 classic. Capitalizing on their huge popularity, Louis founded the Chevrolet Motor Company in 1911. And, despite leaving the firm in 1916, the automotive giant still retains the name. Memorialized also here in Saint Joseph are early racing greats, Harry Endicott Sec C and Charles “Dutch” Beauman, Sec 3G.
 
Erected 2019 by Indiana Racing Memorial Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment

The Chevrolet Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 23, 2021
2. The Chevrolet Brothers Marker
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Industry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
 
Location. 39° 43.899′ N, 86° 9.958′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Meridian Street and West Pleasant Run Parkway North Drive, on the right when traveling south. marker is in Holy Cross St. Joseph Cemetery, at a "5 way" cross road, towards the west side of the cemetery, north from the Pleasant Run gate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2446 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis IN 46225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Cannon Ball” Baker (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bates-Hendricks House (approx. 1.3 miles away); German Greenhouses and Truck Gardens (approx. 1.7 miles away); John Muir in Indianapolis (approx. 1.9 miles away); Holy Rosary - Danish Church Historic District (approx. 2 miles away); 28th Regiment USCT (approx. 2.1 miles away); Manufacturing for Transportation (approx. 2.1 miles away); Greenlawn Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
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The Chevrolet Brothers Marker, next to the graves of the three brothers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 23, 2021
3. The Chevrolet Brothers Marker, next to the graves of the three brothers
Racing Memorial Association
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 3, 2022