Academic journal article Alberta History

Automobile Blues in 1912

Academic journal article Alberta History

Automobile Blues in 1912

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When Old Sol peeped his manly chest above the horizon this morning and scattered innumerable arrows of light over the city, there was disclosed in view, or so a friend states, one of Edmonton's successful business men laboring gallantly; on the end of a rope, and behind him drawn by the said rope and moving reluctantly in the general direction of a garage came the smart little gasoline buggy in which the aforesaid business man is wont to cavort.

The story is simply told. Yesterday afternoon, C.A. Galbraith, right-of-way man for the Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia railway, with Dr. McLennan, general manager of the same road, took a spin out over the right-of-way of the Edmon, D. and B.C. line. All went merrily as the proverbial marriage bell until the party were returning in the evening. When just inside the city limits on Twenty-seventh street, the car, a nice machine, perfectly trained and generally docile under the persuasive care of the owner, contracted auto-go-but-it-won't symptoms, with the result that the journey came to a sudden halt. …

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