Romance at the First Indy 500

These items from the May 14, 1911 Indianapolis Star are of great human interest. First there is the story of Louis Disbrow, who drove his "firey red" Pope-Hartford racer over 1,000 miles from Hartford, Connecticut to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to drive it in the first Indianapolis 500.
Second, there is the story of Harry Knight and his fiance Jennie Dolly with her gleaming diamond solitare engagement ring on her finger. Aw, the romance... The image of her is pretty decent, given that I work from scanned photocopies of 100-year-old newspapers on microfilm. Check her out...she appears to have been "quite the babe."

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