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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Great Lakes & Upper South in the News: "The Indy 500: Born Out Of 'Blood And Smoke'" from NPR
"On May 30, 1911, a literal multitude swarmed into Indiana with all the subtlety of the eighth plague of Egypt. Dozens jammed into hotel rooms. Those who couldn't fit slept in hallways and on the streets. The Indianapolis Sun described the horde as "speed-lust kings and queens, trimmed in gold and perfumed with gasoline and lubricating oil.""