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2009-1086. Sacramento entries posed near autos in front of State Office Building #1, Sacramento. Automobiles include: 1904 Ford by A.H. Moeler; 1905 Buick by S.J. McDonough; 1905 Cadillac by Shell Oil Co.; 1907 Franklin by W.L. Laughland; 1904 Reo by J.G. Gaughan; 1901 Oldsmobile by F.M. Sorley. (Los Angeles entries included 1905 Cadillac by Don Lee). George Messer, dressed as pirate, described in newspaper articles as "longest native California," being 6' 9 1/2" in height. Negative, no. 22,983 (4 x 5 in.) A 500-mile pioneer automobile race from Los Angeles to Sacramento as one of the attractions of the California State Fair. Event rules required the automobiles to be twenty years or older. The route was up the Coast Highway to San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento. Race began in Los Angeles, Exposition Park, Sept. 1. Were seven entries, some from Sacramento, others from Southern California (the Sacramento entries were transported to Los Angeles by truck, making stops in Stockton, Fresno and Bakersfield).
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