• Posted in: Bicycles, Friday Favorites Friday Favorite: Zig-Zag Cycling Club

    What Goes Around, Comes Around… The recent surge in bicycle popularity, designated traffic lanes for cyclists, and issues of “sharing the road,” are not new to Indianapolis. Indeed, this “new” phenomenon is a REsurgence — more than 100 years...

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  • Posted in: Historic Miscellania The Indianapolis Chain and Stamping Co.

    Photo courtesy of Diamond Chain Co. There is a building on Indianapolis’ near southwest side that is easily forgettable as one drives into downtown on Kentucky Ave. Yet, the story behind this century old factory...

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  • Posted in: Auto Indy Indianapolis Auto Row Begins

    Fisher Automobile Company 1909, Looking northeast from Vermont and Senate With all the construction on the block bounded by Vermont Street, Capitol Avenue, Michigan Street, and Senate Avenue, I thought it would be a great...

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  • Posted in: Auto Indy Recycling the National Motor Vehicle Company site

    1906 National Model E Touring The saga of the National Motor Vehicle Company spans nearly a quarter century from 1900 to 1924.  Over 100 years later, there have been some attempts to revive the National...

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