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History of the Elgin Road Races
Aug 10, 2022
In Person or Zoom
Gail Borden Public Library
In person or Zoom event presented by Gail Borden Public Library
Using a variety of photos from the actual races, Elgin historian Jerry Turnquist will retell this exciting chapter in Elgin history.
Beginning in 1910 – a year before the Indianapolis 500 – some of the nation’s best drivers and mechanics competed in a 300-mile race on rural roads just west of Elgin. The races continued until 1920, and were resumed one more time in 1933 in conjunction with the Chicago World’s Fair.
Please register on the Library’s website to attend.