August 25, 2010

Other Hoosierboys

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Not only did J.W. “Row” Whitlock invent the first coin-operated music player and game machine and build forerunners to several modern marvels, he built and raced the Hoosier Boy series of hydroplanes. In 1924, he raced the Hoosier Boy between Cincinnati and Louisville. The 267-minute, 49-second record for the 267-mile course stands today. The boat and several Whitlock inventions are on display in the Ohio County Historical Museum.

On a completely different note, Josh and Dave love me. They have started a fan club.

1 comment:

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Twits on Twitter. Figures.

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