"The Greatest Race in the History of the Sport"

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"The Greatest Race in the History of the Sport"

By: Lori Williamson | WW1 Daybook | July 13, 2017

This poster for the American Red Cross Auto Derby at the Fort Snelling Speedway includes a map of the speedway with a list of seat prices and races. The race was 100 miles and featured new cars, "embracing latest American and Foreign discoveries." Tickets were available for sale at the Dyckman and Radisson Hotels.


Derby poster
Derby poster

Citation: American Red Cross, Northern Division, records, 1915-1921. Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota. [P781]