Sunday, December 30, 2018

An Auto-Street Car Encounter in DeKalb in 1918

From the December 5, 2018, MidWeek  (DeKalb County, Illinois)  "Looking Back."

1918, 100 Years Ago.

"As F.M. Rowan was backing his car onto West Lincoln Highway yesterday morning the street car came along at about the same time.

"The engine of the auto died, and as the rails were rather slippery, the street car could not be stopped.  The two cars came together but with little force, as a result the damage to the automobile was slight.  The running board was  damaged to some extent as the street car  edged it from the track."

A Street Car Collision Not Too Likely These Days.  --RoadDog

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