Hoosier Balloon

This image was published in the Indianapolis News on June 5, 1909 as part of the paper's coverage of events leading up to the national balloon championship hosted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that same day. The balloon was new and had its maiden voyage only days before. The Captain George L. Bumbaugh-designed "Hoosier," was piloted by Captain Thomas L. Baldwin in the race.

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