Grand Prize Course Prep

This is a rare photo of prison convicts preparing a section of the road course for the 1910 American Grand Prize. The course was 17.3 miles long, traversing through countryside outside Savannah, Georgia. These roads were largely Macadam, or crushed stone and were treated with thousands of gallons of raw petroleum to tamp down dust. Note the striped uniforms of the prisoners.

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