The Incredible Vision of a Half Blind Man
Presented By Storytelling Arts of Indiana
Indianapolis, IN, County
In 1874 the horse was the prime mover in Indiana and America be it the Iron Horse or the Ol' Grey Mare. Roads were deplorable, ankle deep in dust when it was dry and knee deep in mud, impassable, when it rained. The bicycle was little known and the automobile was unknown. In 1874 a man was born, half blind but with the incredible vision to greatly influence transportation and travel across Indiana and America, Carol Graham Fisher. Carl Graham Fisher was a sportsman, entrepreneur, promoter and millionaire well known and well respected not only in Indianapolis and Indiana but in the nation. His influence exists to this day in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the dependability and popularity of the automobile, the Lincoln Highway and the interstate transportation system.