Thursday, June 9, 2016

Indianapolis' Crown Hill Cemetery-- Part 1: Final Resting Place of Many Associated With the Indy 500

Even though the article I've been covering "Check Out 7 secret Indy 500 Remnants" by Will Higgins in the May 27, 2016, Indianapolis Star didn't actually mention it other than the graves of Wilbur Brink (see June  ) and Erwin "Cannonball" Baker (see June 8 and today), a lot of people associated with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indy 500 are buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.

To start with, the Father of the IMS, Carl Fisher, is buried there as are the other three "founding Fathers" James A. Allison, Frank Wheeler and Arthur Newby.

That alone would make a trip to the cemetery worthwhile, but there are many others, including the 1919 Indy 500 winner Howdy  Wilcox and 1931 winner Louis Schneider.  Two others racing in the 1911 first-ever Indy 500, Frank Fox and Charles Merz are also there.

And, There Are More.  --DaCoot

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