Bumbaugh Prepares Fisher's Balloon: The Indiana

This short piece discusses preparations for a trial of Carl Fisher's second big balloon, Indiana. His ballooning buddy, George Bumbaugh designed and build the vessel in the coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. One interesting fact that comes to light is that the Fisher-Bumbaugh effort in the first national championship balloon race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (June 5, 1909) the first Indiana was disqualified when the two men anchored just above the ground to obtain some water.

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