Connersville Tour Form
In 1906-07 Dr. W. Otto Miessner established the first high school marching band in the U.S.
Where you ask?
It’s where we’re headed on October 17, 2020 – Connersville, IN
Why you ask?
We are going to visit the Fayette County Historical Museum, 200 W. 5th St., to hear about a town that had the first planned Industrial park in the U.S., built the Cord automobile from 1929 to 1932 and again from 1936 to 1937, the McFarlan, known as the “American Rolls Royce, from 1909 to 1928, the Lexington from 1910 to 1927, the Amsted Engine Company and others. There is an automotive history here that I am sure you will enjoy. Some of the manufacturing plants are still standing – but we don’t get there until October 17th so it could change.
We will begin our journey at the Museum at 10:30am Saturday morning. If you’re coming from Indy, I would suggest U.S. 40 with its 4 lanes and no current construction – no guarantee. After our visit to the Museum, we will have lunch together at the Daniel Girls Farmhouse Restaurant, just a couple of blocks away.
Afterwards we have been invited to tour one of the stately homes previously owned by John McFarlan.
Please RSVP – INRCCCA.org, call Don Shuck @ 317 374 8772 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can let Connersville, the Museum, restaurant and the McFarlan home owner know how many of us will be visiting.
I believe you will truly enjoy this short drive, interesting history and quaint town so please join us. There’s an active passenger train in town so be on the watch.