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Crown Hill Racing Legends

The Finish Line

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 1, 2021
1. Crown Hill Racing Legends Marker
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Nationally Known for its tranquil charm and peaceful elegance, its ironic that many from the roaring, raucous, boisterous world of motorsporting have chosen the serenity of Crown Hill as their final resting place. Some of racing’s most iconic individuals- Indianapolis Motor Speedway creator, Carl Fisher, as well as the Speedway’s other three founding fathers, James Allison, Arthur Newby, and Frank Wheeler- are interred at Crown Hill.

Crown Hill is the final finish line for the legendary Marmon, Stutz, and Duesenberg racing families; as well as Indianapolis 500 winners, drivers, mechanics, race officials, and many colorful figures including Cannon Ball Baker, racing pilot Roscoe Turner, African American mechanic/driver Charles Wiggins, and female driver/stuntwoman Elfreda Mais LaPlante.
 
Erected 2017 by Indiana Racing Memorial Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesEntertainmentRoads & VehiclesSports.
 
Location. 39° 49.156′ 

Crown Hill Racing Legends Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 1, 2021
2. Crown Hill Racing Legends Marker
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N, 86° 10.511′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker can be reached from Doctor M.L.K. Jr Street 0.1 miles north of Crescent Avenue, on the right when traveling north. The marker stands in Section 13 Crown Hill Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 W 38th St, Indianapolis IN 46208, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benjamin Harrison (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Jordan Gatling (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Mound (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crown Hill (approx. half a mile away); Site of Golden Hill Totem Pole (approx. half a mile away); North Meridian Street Historic District (approx. 1.2 miles away); Home of Charles Warren Fairbanks (approx. 1.2 miles away); Booth Tarkington (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
The "Finish Line", constructed of bricks from the "Brickyard", the Indianapolis Motor Speedway image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 1, 2021
3. The "Finish Line", constructed of bricks from the "Brickyard", the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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