Mulford: "Gumdrop Kid"

Here are two articles originally published May 27, 1911 in the Indianapolis Sun. My favorite is a brief bio sketch of Ralph Mulford that is associated with an image. The content lists some of his major accomplishments in racing up to that time and an interesting detail that tells you something about driving in those days - Mulford frequently ate gumdrops while racing, earning him the nickname, "Gumdrop Kid."
The second article describes the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's loop system and use of temporary road signs to guide traffic to and away from the track.

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