Monday, November 13, 2017
The Perils of Driving in 1917
From the February 15, 2017, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."
1917, 100 Years Ago.
"A Milan farmer started out for DeKalb this morning when his car backfired and caught fire. Deanis Garage was called and McConn and Riegard with Captain Wall of the fire station went out with fire extinguishers.
"By the time they arrived at the scene the fire was out and one wire was found to be burned and that was the extent of the damage. The car was brought to the local garage for minor repairs."
I Don't Remember Ever Having My Car Backfire. --RoadDog