Stoughton Fletcher - "Fifth Beatle"

Stoughton A. Fletcher was a scion of the ultra-rich Indiana banking family, the Fletchers or Fletcher National Bank. As the story goes Fletcher, the top executive at his family bank had planned to throw in with Carl Fisher and the other founders of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway when they purchased the land in 1908. Apparently, the deal appeared too risky or frivolous for the image of a banker and his colleagues convinced him to withdraw. As a result, I think of Fletcher as analogous to the legend of the "fifth Beatle" that missed a bet on music immortality.
Attachment Fletcher010109i contains an article talking about the Indianapolis banking industry and attachment Fletcher010109 contains an image of Fletcher that accompanied the article.

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