• Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: Marmon Motor Car Co.

    The Marmon Motor Car Company, featured here in a HI article from 2012, began as a manufacturer of millworking equipment in 1851.  In 1851, the company was named the Nordyke, Ham, and Company and was...

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  • Posted in: Auto Indy Thank you Carl Fisher and James Allison

    Carl G. Fisher, Photo courtesy LHA/University of Michigan With the 2013 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race celebrating its 102nd anniversary, I believe Indianapolis residents owe a thank you to Speedway founders Carl G. Fisher and James...

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  • Posted in: Ladies Lounge En Vogue When Gatsby Hit Shelves

    All fashion talk of late is centered around the release of the new Baz Luhrmann version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.  The book was released on April 10, 1925, so why not take a...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: First Car to Win Indy 500, Marmon Wasp

    From a 1913 advert for Marmon & Nordyke, the “Six-cylinder ‘Wasp,'” and winner of the first 500 Mile International Sweepstakes Race “against a field of 40 cars.” The local branch was listed at New York...

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  • Posted in: Then & Now Then & Now: Marmon House

    Daniel W. Marmon, one-time president of the Marmon and Nordyke company, and his wife, Elizabeth, lived at 970 Delaware from 1898 or 99 until his death in 1909. She continued to reside in the home....

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