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I love to make the dirt fly : a biography of Carl G. Fisher, 1874-1939 / [by Carl H. Hungness].

Hungness, Carl, (author.).
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  • 81 of 95 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch INB FISHER HUN (Text) 34207002159425 Indiana Biographies Available -
Akron Carnegie PL - Akron B FIS (Text) 75253000056836 Adult NEW Non-fiction Available -
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria B FIS (Text) 37521530889585 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Available -
Andrews-Dallas PL - Andrews BIOGRAPHY Fisher (Text) 73351000053003 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Attica PL - Attica B FISHER. CARL (Text) 74231000118711 Adult Nonfiction In process -
Barton Rees Pogue Mem. PL - Upland 796.720 HUN HB (Text) 76277000038234 NonFiction Available -
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville INDIANA 920 FISHER CARL G. (Text) 34706001457557 Indiana Collection Available -
Benton Co PL - Fowler INDIANA B FISHER (Text) 34044000946861 INDIANA COLLECTION Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main IND 92 FIS (Text) 36803001027767 INDIANA ROOM In process -
Boswell Grant Twp PL - Boswell IN 796.720 HUN (Text) 38144000383275 Indiana Collection Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780915088867
  • ISBN: 091508886X
  • Physical Description: viii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Madison, Indiana : Carl Hungness Publishing, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Some illustrations on lining papers.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-185) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Grammar school educated Carl Fisher becomes Indianapolis' largest bicycle, then automobile dealer. Progenitor of the Prest-O-Lite firm that produced acetylene powered automotive headlights. The firm was later sold to Union Carbide for nine million dollars. Fisher and three partners created the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500 which became the world's richest auto race and largest single day sporting event. Father of the nation's first transcontinental road, the Lincoln Highway. A monument proclaims 'He Created A Great City From A Jungle' when he invented Miami Beach, Florida and later tried to duplicate the accomplishment in Montauk, Long Island New York. Serial entrepreneur who invested in everything from solar powered refrigerators to sand impregnated tires. Died nearly broke. Over 250 colorized photos beautifully printed on high quality paper. Class A Library binding." -- Amazon.com
Subject: Fisher, Carl G. (Carl Graham), 1874-1939.
Automobile industry and trade > United States > Biography.
Real estate developers > United States > Biography.
Indianapolis Speedway Race.

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