Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1874/01/12 Carl Fisher, the son of Albert H and Ida Graham Fisher, is born in Greensburg, Indiana. Born
1904/00/00 Fisher breaks a record, driving an automobile two miles in 2.02 minutes around a track. Life
1909/00/00 Carl Fisher and partner James A Allison make millions from selling their Prest-O-Lite automobile headlamp business to Union Carbide. Developer
1909/08/19 First automobile races begin at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with fifteen racers Developer Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway
1913/00/00 Beginning in 1913, Carl Fisher develops the Lincoln Highway, from New York to San Francisco. Developer
1915/03/26 John Collins, Carl Fisher and two Lummus Brothers (Miami businessmen) incorporate the town of Miami Beach. Among the early hotels Fisher built were the Flamingo Hotel (razed) in 1920 and the King Cole (razed) in 1925. Developer Miami Beach Florida
1916/00/00 Developer Dixie Highway-Hastings, Espanola and Bunnell Road Espanola
1919/00/00 Dana Dorsey sells Fisher Island, a barrier island located just south of Miami Beach, to Carl G Fisher. Business Miami Beach Florida
1920/00/00 During Prohibition Carl Fisher, himself a heavily drinker, bootlegs alcohol to Henry Flagler's Royal Palm Hotel (demolished 1930) and private yachts in the harbor. Criminal
1927/00/00 Situated at the north end of Star Island, the Caleb Bragg estate is opposite the deep channel dug by Carl Fisher that connects freshwater Lake Montauk and Gardiners Bay in Block Island Sound. Developer Caleb Bragg Estate Montauk
1927/04/00 Montauk Manor opens in the spring of 1927 Developer Montauk Manor Montauk
1929/00/00 Montauk Tennis Auditorium, also known as Montauk Playhouse, is built just below Montauk Manor as one of the central buildings of the Carl G Fisher's resort, 1928-1929. Developer Montauk Tennis Auditorium Montauk
1929/10/30 Carl Fisher loses his fortune in the Wall Street Crash of 1929 Developer Stock Market Crash of 1929
1938/00/00 Carl Fisher develops the Caribbean Club to served as a poor-man's fishing retreat Developer Caribbean Club Key Largo
1938/00/00 By 1938 Carl Fisher develops cirrhosis from years of excessive drinking. Periodically his body had to be drained of excess fluids, up to 20 pounds at a time. Health
1939/07/15 Following a lengthy illness, Carl G Fisher dies of a gastric hemorrhage in a Miami Beach hospital. He is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery. Died Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis
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