Auburn, Ind., "The Home of the Classics," is located near the Indiana-Michigan border and is known for its pioneering role in the early automotive industry. The city has 12,800 people, and anyone looking for a town that promotes ingenuity will find what they're looking for with Auburn apartments for rent.
Auburn played an important role in the history of the automobile industry. The Auburn Automobile Company was founded in 1900, the same year the town became a city. It saw many ups and downs during 40 years, but gained notoriety for employing industry greats, such as Alen Leamy and Gordon Buehrig, and for partnering with the Duesenberg brothers.
Auburn has preserved its past with a turn-of-the-century feel downtown. Carbaugh Jewelers has been a part of the downtown business district since 1901. Auburn City Hardware was established in 1850 and is one of the oldest continually operating hardware store in the same location in Indiana. Auburn isn't just reliant on its past, though. It's moved ahead by being one of the few cities in the country to innovatively use a community-owned infrastructure that manages the distribution of electricity.
For car buffs, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is a can't-miss National Historic Landmark. The museum has a collection of more than 120 cars from the years 1894 to 1999 and has the most extensive collection of Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg automobiles in the world. Nearby, visitors can take a self-guided tour of the E.L. Cord Estate, which was owned by the president of the Auburn Automobile Company.
Auburn is also home to the National Military History Center. The center recognizes soldiers from all American wars with its exhibits, which include more than 150 war vehicles. The NMHC also offers a comprehensive education program that incorporates critical thinking, management and team work with school subjects.
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