"Our Motor Massacre"

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Title

"Our Motor Massacre"

Alternative Title

"Our Motor Massacre"

Subject

Cars
Automobiles--United States

Description

A newspaper article published by The Central Florida Press on June 20, 1930. This article states that automobile accidents in 1929 resulted in 31,000 deaths and one million injuries. At the time that the article was written, steam-powered cars and wagons dominated the road. Such vehicles would reach its peak in development in the early 1930s, with the advent of lightweight boilers and efficient engine designs. During World War I, internal combustion engines allowing automobiles easier to operate and more reliable. The high-speed diesel engine was developed in 1930, resulting in the decline of wagons in favor of automobiles.

Source

Original newspaper article: "Our Motor Massacre." The Central Florida Press, Vol. 1, No. 9, June 20, 1930, page 2: Oviedo Historical Society, Oviedo, Florida.

Publisher

The Central Florida Press

Date Created

ca. 1930-06-20

Date Copyrighted

1930-06-20

Date Issued

1930-06-20

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: "Our Motor Massacre." The Central Florida Press, Vol. 1, No. 9, June 20, 1930, page 2.

Is Part Of

"The Central Florida Press, Vol. 1. No. 9, June 20, 1930." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/5674.
Oviedo Historical Society, Oviedo, Florida.
General Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

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image/jpg

Extent

133 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by The Central Florida Press.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by The Central Florida Press and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Corbett, David. A History of Cars. Milwaukee, WI: Gareth Stevens Pub, 2006.

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1 newspaper article

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