Harroun Background

This article provides an image of Ray Harroun as well as a brief biographical sketch of the first winner of the Indianapolis 500. Among other things, the article talks about his founding of an aircraft business and his family history dating back to Arabia and then their moves to Ireland, and, finally, America. There's not a lot of information available about Ray Harroun, so this makes this piece, published in the May 23, 1911 Indianapolis Star all the more important.

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