Marshall "Major" Taylor

Marshall "Major" Taylor (HM1JJH)

Location: Indianapolis, IN 46205 Marion County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 49.505', W 86° 8.383'

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Born in Indianapolis, 1878, Taylor moved to Massachusetts, 1895, to pursue cycling career. In 1896, he set one-mile record at Capital City Track located here. He won his first professional race December 1896 and quickly established himself as a world-class cyclist. During his career, he set world records in distances from one-quarter mile through two miles.
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In 1899, Taylor won world one-mile professional cycling championship. He won U.S. circuit championships in 1899 and 1900 despite discrimination he confronted as cycling's first African-American champion. In early 1900s, he won races and acclaim in Europe and Australia. After retiring in 1910, he wrote his autobiography to inspire others. He died in 1932.
Marker Number49.2009.3
Year Placed2009
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Central Indiana Bicycling Association Foundation, and Indiana State Fair Commission
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Date Added Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 573621 N 4408697
Decimal Degrees39.82508333, -86.13971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.505', W 86° 8.383'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 30.3" N, 86° 8' 22.98" W
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Area Code(s)317
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Monon Trail, Indianapolis IN 46205, US
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