Dean and Hog

Birthplace of Legends- Marion, Indiana

Never has a picture so clearly captured the history of a town! Marion, Indiana doubles as the birthplace of James Dean and the term hog. Taken on Dean’s family’s farm in Fairmount, Indiana. Photo by Dennis Stock. (Life Magazine 1955)
Posted 07 Oct 2010 | Blog, Local History | 0 Comments
Crossroads Featured Image

WIWU TV51 Press Coverage

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HOG Daze Night Rally 2010

Hog Daze 2010 Gallery

Posted 05 Oct 2010 | HOG DAZE RALLY | 0 Comments
Marion goes hog wild

Marion goes Hog Wild

Marion goes Hog Wild Voices: By Aletha Dunston, Planning Director, City of Marion Published: Sunday, September 12, 2010 1:08 AM EDT Marion will celebrate a long history of motorcycling heritage Saturday. Beginning at noon, the HogDaze Night festival will include a full day of live entertainment, food, vendors and an…
Posted 04 Oct 2010 | Recent Media | 0 Comments
Motorcycle rally planned

Motorcycle Rally Planned

Marion now called ‘Home of the Hog’ By Maribeth Vaughn mvaughn@chronicle-tribune.com Chronicle Tribune_Monday, August 16, 2010 1:07 AM EDT At a glance: What: Hog Daze Night motorcycle rally When: Sept. 18; Chasing Tail ride at 2 p.m. Where: Ind. 18 along the Mississinewa River, just east of Ballard Field Details:…
Posted 28 Sep 2010 | Recent Media | 0 Comments
Hundreds of bikes

Hundreds of bikes come out for Hog Daze Night

Hundreds of bikes come out for Hog Daze Night Inaugural event sees at least 325 motorcycles in attendance By Mishele WRight mdwright@chroncle-tribune.com Published: Sunday, September 19, 2010 1:07 AM EDT Hundreds of motorcycle riders came to the “Home of the Hog” to celebrate the city’s motorcycle history Saturday. Aletha Dunston,…
Posted 27 Sep 2010 | Recent Media | 0 Comments
Excitement grows for Hog Daze Night

Excitement grows for Hog Daze

Excitement grows for Hog Daze Night Events officially start at noon By Courtney Flynn cflynn@chronicle-tribune.com Published: Saturday, September 18, 2010 1:07 AM EDT Engines were roaring and tents were popping up just east of Ballard Field on Ind. 18 along the Mississinewa River on Friday evening for the beginningof the Hog…
Posted 27 Sep 2010 | Recent Media | 0 Comments
Hog Daze revving to go

Hog Daze revving to go

Hog Daze revving to Go Inaugural event, festivities set to begin Friday By Richard Gootee ctreport@att.net Published: Thursday, September 16, 2010 1:08 AM EDT Marion leaders hope a new event this weekend helps the city reclaim its place in history as the birthplace of an iconic motorcycle nickname. After the 1920…
Posted 24 Sep 2010 | Recent Media | 0 Comments
HOG Daze Night Rally 2010

Hog Daze Night Rally, Sept 18, 2010

Honoring the 90th Anniversary of the 1920 Marion International Motorcycle Race where the first Harley victory lap with a live pig took place; the team became known as “The Hog Boys”; eventually lead to the term “hog” being associated with motorcycles. • “Chasing Tail” ride at 2pm: Led by a…
Posted 02 Aug 2010 | Recent Media | 0 Comments

Video of the 1919 Cornfield Classic

Recently discovered footage of this landmark race at the Library of  Congress. In 1919, Harley-Davidson’s race team, the Wrecking Crew, swept  the competition at the first major race after World War I in Marion,  Ind. Red Parkhurst took first, Ralph Hepburn took second and Otto Walker  took third.
Posted 02 Aug 2010 | Blog | 0 Comments
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