Narragansett, 1896

This article is about a "novel" automobile competition held at Narragansett Park trotting track outside of Providence, Rhode Island. It is a good insight to the buzz throughout the nation about the rise of the automobile and inevitable passing of the horse as the primary source of individual transportation. The cars were called horseless carriages and the event was novel because people only spectated at horse races in the past.

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