One journalist nicknamed Connersville “Little Detroit of Indiana.” He based his opinion on the fact that, during the 1905-1941 timeframe, 13 cars were made in Connersville. The community was very much alive as an automotive center in the United States during that era.
Reflecting that history is an interesting collection of cars and automobilia at the Fayette County Historical Museum. On display are a 1870’s McFarlan carriage, three Lexington automobiles, a 1913 Empire, a 1930 Ford Model A, and a 1924 McFarlan Town Car.
The museum is open Sundays and Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., from April to early December. The address in 103 South Vine Street, Connersville, IN, 47331, and the phone number is 765.825.0946. If your car club is interested in visiting the museum on a different day, give them a call.
I believe every Indiana auto enthusiast should visit the Fayette County Historical Museum to become acquainted with Indiana automotive history.
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