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This black and white photograph shows one of three Buick cars, used during the 300 mile race over the new Santa Fe Trail, in front of the Kansas City Star newspaper office. The three automobiles left from the Hutchinson News office at 5:01 a.m. and arrived at the Kansas City Star office at 4:24 p.m to prove that a 300 mile automobile trip could be made on Kansas dirt highways in twelve hours. The only stop during the race was for lunch in Emporia, Kansas. Seated in the Buick are the following individuals from left to right: M.P. Newton, O.M. Wilhite, Ralph Faxton, in the middle, Kansas Governor George H. Hodges, and Fred Trigg.

Creator: Moore Studio
Date: May 26, 1913

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Item Number: 212732
Call Number: HE.97 BUI.1913c *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 212732

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