Marker Dedicated in Greensburg
A new State
Historical Marker commemorating American entrepreneur, Carl Fisher, was
dedicated on Friday, May 16, in Greensburg. The ceremony came a week before the
98th running of the Indianapolis 500 – very fitting considering
Fisher’s work as co-founder and former president of the Indianapolis Motor
Speedway. The marker honors Fisher’s legacy as a pioneer of the automobile
industry and a promoter of automobile culture in Indiana and the nation.
County director of tourism Melanie Maxwell organized the dedication for the
marker, which is located on the Decatur County Courthouse grounds. Casey
Pfeiffer represented the Indiana Historical Bureau, and spoke on Fisher’s contributions
to the state and nation. Other speakers included Greensburg City Council
President Blake O’Mara, Decatur County Commissioner Rick Nobbe, and Jeff Kuehl,
who gave a first-person interpretation of Carl Fisher during the ceremony.
Historical Bureau would like to thank everyone who was involved in the marker
project and all those who attended the dedication.
Froebel School Dedication
The Froebel School State Historical Marker was also dedicated in May. State Representative Vernon G. Smith and representatives from NIPSCO and the Froebel Alumni Park Committee were on hand to unveil the marker. You can read about the ceremony in the Gary Crusader.
Thank you and
congratulations on a job well done to Franklin County Historian Don Dunaway and
residents of Laurel, IN who installed the replacement “Brigadier-General
CSA Francis Asbury Shoup” historical marker last month.
marker, and many gravestones in the cemetery in which the marker is located,
were damaged beyond repair last summer when a vehicle ran off the road. Mr.
Dunaway has been assisting us from day one with insurance claims and
permissions to get a replacement marker. We’re happy to see this marker
reinstalled in the Laurel Cemetery!