The Pacesetter: The Untold Story of Carl G. Fisherby Jerry M. Fisher
Overlooked and forgotten by the editors of Who's Who, Carl G. Fisher is at long last being recognized.
Carl G. Fisher did not live the American dream - he made the American dream. The dirt poor Indiana Boy built his dreams into vast fortunes, nothing was impossible to Carl G. Fisher. He had the vision to see, the daring to plan, and the courage to build.
Overlooked and forgotten by the editors of Who's Who, Carl G. Fisher is at long last being recognized. A "Practical Visionary," he created the first Transcontinental Highway, built the 500, developed Miami Beach, and Montauk, New York, known as "Miami Beach of the North."
Now Jerry M. Fisher, a cousin of Carl's, has written the definitive biography of the man who built what he dared to envision. Carl G. Fisher carved the playground of Miami Beach from the swamps of a mosquito infested jungle. He was "Mr. Miami Beach." He sculpted Montauk, New York, and made Long Island a fashionable place to live. The Indianapolis 500 remains the worlds premier racing event. The Lincoln (Transcontinental) and Dixie highways, awesome accomplishments for their time or any, brought the country into the 20th century the way the railroad brought the country together in the 19th century.
Presidents called him a friend; the Gasoline Alley Gang of Ford, Chevrolet, and Firestone regarded him as a pacesetter. Al Capone considered him a nuisance. When Carl G. Fisher drove the pace car for the first Indy 500 in 1911 he was not only setting the pace car for that race, but for all Americans who venture onto highways on vacation.
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