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Going by automobile in 1910.

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Going by automobile in 1910.

Posted: 1332790646000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Anderson, James, Smith, Magel. Laird
THE FREMONT COUNTY HERALD. April 19, 1910. "Joys of Automobiling". -- The bunch that went from here to Hamburg to take in the Oddfellows anniversary celebration Tuesday surely got all the enjoyment there is to be got out of motoring.

Elmer Anderson's hoot-toot wagon which has been showing him the sunny side of lfie ever since it came into his possession behaved with all the decorum of a well-trained family driving horse until within a mile or so of Hamburg when it suddenly lost its cud and its breath died away in short pants leaving the party stranded by the roadside. Tom James rushed to the rescue but going down the hill near the Smith farm Tom's car ran a wheel off and by the time members of the party had chased the recreant wheel down into the edge of Missouri and returned it to its proper postion Elmer had coaxed his machine to try it again and all reached their destination without further incident or accident.

Bert Magel's car choked on an extra draught of benzine and joined the silent procession but only temporarily, for Bert is used to all the eccentricities of the contraption and soon administered an emetic which caused it to cough up with its usual gusto.

Coming home the cars tried it all over again with a few extra stunts thrown in by way of diverson. Some reached home by midnight; a car from town driven by Victor Laird went out about two o'clock and brought in another belated bunch, while Harry Good's party failed to arrive until the roseate morn was old enough to stand alone.

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