Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Glidden auto tour, Dorrance, Kansas - Page

To order images and/or obtain permission to use them commercially, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at reference@kshs.org or 785-272-8681, ext. 117.


For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

View of three automobiles, the first of which is identified as number 52, competing in a Glidden auto tour, on a street in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas. The Glidden auto tours were timed, long distance road rallies organized from 1902-1913 throughout the United States by the American Automobile Association (AAA) as a means of encouraging automotive travel and the development of safe roads. Also visible in the photograph are spectators, horse-drawn wagons and a carriage in front of Lindenmeyer's General Merchandise store, utility poles and power lines, windmills, and the buildings and businesses along the city street.

Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: July 29, 1909

Bookbag Share Print

Item Number: 1466
Call Number: Halbe Coll. No. 122
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 1466

Copyright © 2007-2017 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.