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    Does anyone know of a web site where you can find old 1930's-40's Indian dealers locations and names? I have looked all over the web and its amazing how little is to be found on Indians in general, except the same stuff over and over.
    Mike Dunn
    Vintage German Motorcycles
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    well if you have to get a list together yourself you can start with this one---kenneth kirkpatric in easton maine. last i knew his widow was still alive and had a 53 roadmaster chief with original paint seafoam green. it had every option except a windshield----she hated windshields. she calls everybody "chum" not sure if she is still alive or not. she had some really awsome photo albums. the chief always had a dealer tag on it and she had never registered it. it was the last one her husband had in 1953. he was a triumph dealer also and she had two triumph 250's new in the crates and a lot of indian parts. i bought everything she had that was harley----her name was polly kirkpatrick and easton is north of houlton maine. i think the bike had about 4500 miles on it when i saw it----oh yeah---al gore hadn't invented the internet yet when he was a dealer !!!!!

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    I was thinking about making a basic web site with a list of indian dealers , locations and names that were throughout the USA. Its a shame someone hasnt started a web site yet?
    Mike Dunn
    Vintage German Motorcycles
    www.vintagegermanmotorcycles.com

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    Why not start it here? Have Keven make it one of them sticky things so it always at the top of the page. Members could just leave what they know and in the end some one could index it. Isn't that what this site is all about? Bob L

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    Jack Baldwin in Santa Monica, CA. Ted Evans in Culver City, CA, Floyd Clymer and in Los Angeles. All long gone.
    Be sure to visit;
    http://www.vintageamericanmotorcycles.com/main.php
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    Also be sure to visit http://www.caimag.com/forum/

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    this is a great idea. hope it gets going so I can add my 2 cents.

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    Vern Goodwin's father in Lincoln Nebraska was an Indian dealer and had contracts with the hiway patrol and police department. Vern is in good health and has a lot of history in his shop, not to mention one of the top sidecar specialists in the country and an active Indian enthusiast. You can find his name in the white pages.
    Scott Larson
    AMCA #13589
    Omaha Chapter

    1953 HD FLE
    1971 HD FLH
    1971 Triumph Bonneville 650
    1973 Norton Commando 750

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    Robert
    you mean like this!!
    Kevin Valentine 13
    EX-Chief Judge

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    As far as I know the 53 in Easton is long gone ! My wife lived three doors away from that very nice old lady ! Also someone got the Ward Hendersonsnin Limestone Maine another nice trove gone !!

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    do you by chance have any pictures of either bike? the guy with the henderson had barrels of nos parts for hendersons too. i had pictures but my ex wife threw them all away

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