Joe Dawson Collection

Below is a collection of articles about the great American driver Joe Dawson who won the second Indianapolis 500 Mile Race in 1912. Take special note of the 1932 article written by William Duncan (attachment Joe Dawson 1932). This article was discovered by Larry Snyder whose grandfather Charles was Joe's brother. Larry also provided an awesome set of pictures of Joe and his family. Also, check out this article on Joe from Vanderbilt Races.
Along the lines of gossip note the attachment DawsonMabelMcCane for a story about Dawson's brief romance with stage actress Mabel McCane, a true celebrity of her day. She even sponsored the Mabel McCane Trophy at the 1910 Mardi Gras Speed Carnival.

Dawson1910NYTimes.pdf117.01 KB
StarDawsonRecord.pdf596.77 KB
1913.pdf344.26 KB
mightdrive1913.pdf649.2 KB
Star1913.pdf669 KB
1914-500.pdf542.15 KB
5001914.pdf375.6 KB
DawsonWreck.pdf542.15 KB
Indy 500-1914.pdf388.33 KB
indy500-1914.pdf373.47 KB
indy1914.pdf750.35 KB
indy5001914.pdf781.83 KB
StarIndy1914page2.pdf539.3 KB
StarIndy1914page6.pdf618.89 KB
StarIndy1914page7.pdf578.28 KB
1917speedrecord.pdf507.05 KB
comeback1916.pdf397.46 KB
Comeback1917.pdf436.21 KB
ComebackNov1917.pdf507.05 KB
DawsonChalmersRenoAug1917.pdf203.55 KB
DawsonMaxwellOct1917.pdf436.21 KB
Elgin.pdf380.75 KB
Elgin1913.pdf473.29 KB
DawsoninHospital.pdf282.31 KB
DawsonInjured1911.pdf425.37 KB
Dawsonupdate.pdf740.99 KB
LeavesHospital.pdf586.75 KB
NYTimes-Dawson Injury.pdf47.82 KB
Removesbraces.pdf289.19 KB
sixvertebrae.pdf538.72 KB
vertebraeJuly.pdf571.5 KB
Marmonpacecar.pdf277.32 KB
pacecar28.pdf249.1 KB
pacecar1928.pdf370.83 KB
NYTimes-Dawson Reinstated.pdf33.11 KB
DawsonMabelMcCane.pdf569.86 KB
Joe Dawson Article 1932.pdf400.67 KB