Carl G. Fisher

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Birthday
12, 1874
Birthplace
Greensburg, IN
Death Date
Jul 15, 1939 (65)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
12, 1874
Birthplace
Greensburg, IN
Death Date
Jul 15, 1939 (65)

About

Serial entrepreneur who made numerous innovations in automobile technology as well as the roadways on which they traveled.

Before Fame

His small bicycle repair shop, opened at 15, led to his first major invention: the Prest-O-Lite acetylene headlights, which he sold to Union Carbide for $9 million.

Trivia

He developed the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the annual 500-mile race, and helped develop the Lincoln Highway, America's first transcontinental road.

Family Life

His family was residing in Greensburg, Indiana, when he was born.

Associated With

His Caribbean Club in Key Largo, Florida, became the setting for the film Key Largo starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.