The Billy Vukovich Sr. monument stands at the northwest corner of Selland Arena in downtown Fresno. Vukovich, a Fresno native, died in May 1955 while racing in the Indianapolis 500. It had earlier stood at the Memorial Auditorium.
The Billy Vukovich Sr. monument stands at the northwest corner of Selland Arena in downtown Fresno. Vukovich, a Fresno native, died in May 1955 while racing in the Indianapolis 500. It had earlier stood at the Memorial Auditorium. CRAIG KOHLRUSS ckohlruss@fresnobee.com
The Billy Vukovich Sr. monument stands at the northwest corner of Selland Arena in downtown Fresno. Vukovich, a Fresno native, died in May 1955 while racing in the Indianapolis 500. It had earlier stood at the Memorial Auditorium. CRAIG KOHLRUSS ckohlruss@fresnobee.com

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Got historical questions? Paula Lloyd has the answers. Lloyd was a Bee reporter and Ask Me columnist -- her "favorite job ever" -- until she retired in 2012. But Ask Me's siren call could not be denied, and she resumed the column in 2013. Contact her at askpaulalloyd@yahoo.com.