Briarcliff Threatened

This interesting article is from the Indianapolis Star, February 23, 1908 and notes that the big Briarcliff road race of that year was in jeopardy. The race, scheduled for April 24, was expected to bring commerce to the Westchester County of New York but state officials feared excessive damage to the dirt and gravel highways that made up the course. State Engineer Frederick Skene required a $15,000 bond. Skene was indicted in 1910 for grand larceny (not associatd with the Briarcliff deal) - an article on the topic is attached as well.

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