Frank Lloyd Wright Crash, Wisconsin, November 13, 1933

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24 Feb 2008 16:35 #9571 by clydester
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After having recently read "The Fellowship" and gaining more insights into the mental workings of Wright's widow.....can't help but wonder if she was an early version of those taking advantage of the deceased's notoriety and putting his "mark" on everything/anything laying around just to increase it's value at sale time???

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26 Feb 2008 01:14 #9574 by ETHAN ALLEN TURNER
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Randy, could you fill me in on the details. Of coarse I should have gone to you first, Mr. ACD. Your a good man!!

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26 Feb 2008 10:38 #9575 by Chris Summers
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Here's the info plaque and photos of the Foundation car from my visit to the museum last summer. Notice the missing golf bag door on the passenger side.








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10 May 2008 01:19 #10039 by cbsIII
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"The necessities were going by default to save the luxuries until I hardly knew which were necessities and which luxuries".Frank Lloyd Wright 1867-1959 Autobiography (1945) bk.2 pg 108

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10 May 2008 01:40 #10040 by Chris Summers
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Hmmm...well he had his priorities in order now didn't he.

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16 Jul 2008 02:05 #10706 by Chris Summers
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I was digging through a recently-acquired (thanks Rocky!) mixed-bag of old newsletters, and in Issue 10, 1999, discovered a newspaper article supplied by Mary Jane Hamilton on the crash:

WRIGHT, WIFE ESCAPE IN CRASH; 1 HURT

Fost Choles, Madison florist, was hurt and Frank Lloyd Wright, noted Spring Green architect, escaped injury this morning when their cars collided at Lakeview, on the Oregon Road. The two cars skidded about 60 feet after the crash, the sheriff's office reported.

Mr. Choles' truck was overturned and badly damaged. Mr. Choles was taken to the Methodist hospital and later to his home. He suffered head injuries.

Mr. Wright's car was considerably damaged about the headend. He and his wife and a friend, John Howe, were on their way to Chicago where Mr. Wright is to deliver a lecture tonight. None of them was injured and Mr. Wright returned to Madison and went to Chicago by train.

Mr. Choles reported to the sheriff that he was turning off the Oregon Road onto the highway leading to Stoughton when the Wright car struck his truck.

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