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Little bit of trivia about the Indy 500: The first long-distance auto race in the U. S. was held May 30, 1911, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The winner averaged 75 miles an hour and won a 1st place prize of $14,000. Today the average speed is over 167 miles an hour and the prize is more than $1.2 million.

The Wabash is a river that runs through Indiana. There’s also a town in Indiana called Wabash. Loren M. Berry was born there, and he was a pioneer of the Yellow Pages telephone directory industry! He was actually known as Mr. Yellow Pages.

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