Hoosier's First Spin

This image appeared in the Indianapolis News on May 31, 1909. It depicts the maiden voyage of the balloon "Hoosier" which was entered in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 1909 national championship balloon races. The Indianapolis Star also published a photograph and an article that provides all the details behind this historic event. The Hoosier was piloted by Captain Thomas Baldwin with assistance from Charles Walsh.

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