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May 2021

The Racing Legends Resting at Crown Hill

With the Indianapolis 500 revving up around the corner, now is the perfect time to shed light on the racing legends buried at Crown Hill. Meet four of the race’s most storied drivers. 
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The Four Founders of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Ever since the Hoosier Motor Club formed in 1902 “for mutual protection against irate owners of horse-drawn vehicles,” Indianapolis has been driven by the automobile. By 1909, Indiana ranked fourth in auto production in the nation, but another event in 1909 set Indianapolis on course to be “the Racing Capital of the World.” 
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Crown Hill’s Colorful New Tree Map and Tour

We’ve created a new self-guided Tree Tour! Crown Hill’s beautiful urban forest is the largest greenspace inside the I-465 beltway and is comprised of thousands of trees, 4,100 of which have been inventoried. For our new Tree Tour, we’ve tagged 52 trees with bright yellow signs that include their common and scientific names. They’re also featured on our new color tree map!
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Crown Hill Heritage Foundation Prize for Notable Hoosiers

Read about the winners of the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation Prize for Notable Hoosiers, who took home the top prize for their project on Crown Hill Cemetery celebrity, James Whitcomb Riley. 
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