Working as an Indianapolis carriage builder, Charles H. Black helped to herald the entry of the self-propelled motor wagon into Indiana.  It has even been speculated that he may have built Indiana’s first automobile in 1891.  Unfortunately, no contemporary newspaper accounts of the time exist to corroborate this claim.  Elwood Haynes of Kokomo, Indiana, is generally accepted as one of the first to demonstrate a gasoline-powered automobile in America on July 4, 1894.