Concessions at First Indy 500

This article was originally published in the May 31, 1911 Indianapolis Sun. This brief article provides interesting insights into the concessions that were offered at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the first Indianapolis 500. Ham sandwiches, fruit, pies, well water and lemonade were standard fare. The large crowd consumed more than anticipated and courriers were sent to Indianapolis for more supplies. Prices soared as box lunches that normally sold for 15 cents went for 75 cents.

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