Tag Archives: Automobiles

How to Impress a Tourist: The 1909 Glidden Auto Tour

In late July, 1909, Nebraska newspapers were abuzz with news of the Glidden Auto Tour. “Glidden Tourists Pass Through Omaha,” “Glidden Tourists Will Go at Top Speed Through Fremont,” “Thousands Welcome Glidden Tourists,” and “Glidden Tour Makes Kearney the Mecca … Continue reading

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Hit the Road with Nebraska History

We have fun selecting photos for Nebraska History, our quarterly magazine. The cover photo on the new Fall 2012 issue is one of our favorites. It shows Jean Bemb and John Machesky and companions in their Chalmers cars outside Kearney, … Continue reading

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Gasohol – The First Time Around

This photograph, from the MacDonald Studio of Lincoln and now in the collection of the Nebraska State Historical Society, shows cars belonging to Nebraska Governor Charles W. Bryan (left) and the Merrick County sheriff at the Earl Coryell station, Fourteenth … Continue reading

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Free Auto Camps

Long distance travel in the early days of the automobile was difficult, and comforts along the way were few. Motorists pitched their own tents and cooked their own meals in the auto tourist camps that soon sprang up along the … Continue reading

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