Aerial Perspective of First Indy 500

At the first Indianapolis 500 Carl Fisher's ballooning mentor, George L. Bumbaugh made a balloon ascension. I thought this was an interesting sidelight  in that someone had an aerial perspective to at least a portion of the race. The article is in very poor condition and is very brief. I just see it as a data point that fleshes out the context of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 30, 1911. The article was published in the May 31, 1911 Indianapolis News.

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