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Carl Fisher
(1 Dec 1874 - 15 Jul 1939)

American entrepreneur and promoter whose lasting contribution includes promoting better roads, including the Lincoln Highway. He also founded the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Company.

Science Quotes by Carl Fisher (5 quotes)

A road across the United States; Let’s build it before we’re too old to enjoy it. [About the Lincoln Highway]
— Carl Fisher
As quoted in the Lincoln Highway Association, The Lincoln Highway: the Story of a Crusade That Made Transportation History (1935), 2.
Science quotes on:  |  Build (204)  |  Enjoy (40)  |  Lincoln Highway (4)  |  Old (480)  |  Road (64)  |  State (491)  |  U.S.A. (6)

Of agitating good roads there is no end, and perhaps this is as it should be, but I think you'll agree that it is high time to agitate less and build more. [Here is] a plan whereby the automobile industry of America can build a magnificent “Appian Way” from New York to San Francisco, having it completed by May 1, 1915 and present it to the people of the United States.
— Carl Fisher
From letter (1912) to Elbert Hubbard. In the Lincoln Highway Association, The Lincoln Highway: the Story of a Crusade That Made Transportation History (1935), 15.
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The Highways of America are built chiefly of politics, whereas the proper material is crushed rock or concrete.
— Carl Fisher
From Letter (24 Sep 1912) to his friend, the publisher Elbert Hubbard. In Jane Watts Fisher, Fabulous Hoosier: A Story of American Achievement (1947), 79.
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The Lincoln Highway is to be something more than a road. It will be a road with a personality, a distinctive work of which the Americans of future generations can point with pride - an economic but also artistic triumph. (1914)
— Carl Fisher
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We believe one magnificent highway of this kind [the Lincoln Highway], in actual existence, will stimulate as nothing else could the building of enduring highways everywhere that will not only be a credit to the American people but that will also mean much to American agriculture and American commerce.
— Carl Fisher
From Letter (24 Sep 1912) to his friend, the publisher Elbert Hubbard asking for help facilitating fund-raising. In Jane Watts Fisher, Fabulous Hoosier: A Story of American Achievement (1947), 79.
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