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Crown Hill in Indianapolis in Marion County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Crown Hill Racing Legends

The Finish Line

 
 
Crown Hill Racing Legends Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 1, 2021
1. Crown Hill Racing Legends Marker
Inscription.  
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′ 

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N, 86° 10.511′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. It is in Crown Hill. 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 walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Harrison (within shouting distance of this marker); James Whitcomb Riley (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indiana AIDS Memorial (about 800 feet away); Richard Jordan Gatling (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crown Hill National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Mound (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woman's Relief Corps Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
Crown Hill Racing Legends Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 1, 2021
2. Crown Hill Racing Legends Marker
The "Finish Line", constructed of bricks from the "Brickyard", the Indianapolis Motor Speedway image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 February 4, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 26 times this year. 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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