Early Fred Duesenberg race in Marion Automobile

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06 Dec 2013 02:24 - 13 Jul 2017 02:50 #26407 by hessacres


Any one know the actual date and place that Fred Duesenberg raced a Marion and beat Jed Newkirk in a Ford. I am pretty sure it was in Iowa and I have seen references that indicate 1903, 04 and 05? I would like to see if a local newspaper wrote up the event.
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06 Dec 2013 03:52 #26408 by Justin Kerns
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Hi George,

I don't know the exact answer for you but after some searching I believe the race was in July of 1905 at the Cerro Gordo County Fair in Mason City, IA. If one could access the Mason City Globe-Gazette or the Waterloo Daily Courier from 1905 then one could research further.

Both newspapers are still in existence so perhaps contacting them would yield something constructive?

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04 Jan 2017 04:38 #32220 by hessacres
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The race was on September 16th, 1904 at the Des Moines, IA fairgrounds. The event was documented in the Des Moines Register Newspaper on September 16 and 17th on page 2. Sorry I could not attach the file is to big to up load.
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23 Feb 2017 02:10 - 11 Jul 2017 20:57 #32542 by hessacres
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23 Feb 2017 02:29 #32543 by Joe Holderman
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Neat newspaper article...now that's "Real News"! :)

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23 Feb 2017 20:20 #32546 by Justin Kerns
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Dusenberry eh? I've seen some interesting misspellings of Duesenberg but that is a new one for me!

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