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Lawrenceburg, Indiana: Peggy the Flying Red Horse

A Mobil Oil Pegasus was bolted to a Model T modified to buck like a bronco. Built in 1935 by a Lawrenceburg American Legion post, now preserved in an outdoor glass gazebo.

301 Front St., Lawrenceburg, IN
Downtown. One block south of US Hwy 50, on the west side of Front St., in a glassed-in gazebo on the lawn of the American Legion hall.
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Peggy the horse in a parade.

Peggy the Flying Red Horse

Peggy's wings moved up and down. There would always be a rider on Peggy; my dad is the one in a family picture. I (age 6) was in the seat beside the driver (Frank Taylor), pulling a rope that clanged a bell.

[Neil Cormican, 05/25/2023]

Peggy was built in 1935 and was a Lawrenceburg parade superstar for many years.

Flying Horse.

Peggy the Flying Red Horse

Built to "pull wheelies" in parades, Peggy is housed in Lawrenceburg behind glass so everyone can see it.

[sharon, 09/23/2017]

Peggy was built in 1935 by Frank Taylor, who lived north of town and was a Mobil Oil distributor. That's where he got the winged red horse ("Peggy" is short for Pegasus) that he bolted to a Model T, which he modified to buck like a bronco. Peggy was the acknowledged "king" of the American Legion clown cars. Frank drove the car in hundreds of parades well into his eighties.

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