100 Years Ago Yesterday

Where were you 100 years ago?  Well, probably not here (and if you were here, congrats) but yesterday, December 12th, marked the 100 year anniversary that the land that IMS sits on was purchased. 

In Autumn of 1908 IMS co-founder Carl Fisher discovered an 80 acre plot of land up for sale that was then in the middle of nowhere.  Although not big enough for Fisher’s origanal 5 mile track, it would be the perfect size for there revamped 3 mile plan.  Unfortunently for them, the 3 mile track would have fit a little to perfectly, not leaving any room for stands.  So the 2.5 mile “oval/rectangle” that we all know today, with a bunch of renovations was born.


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