Joe Dawson's Watch

In this contribution from Larry Snyder, the grandson of Joe's brother Charles, we can see a picture of a watch presented to 1912 Indianapolis 500 winner Joe Dawson by his 1914 race car owner Charlie Erbstein. It was during the 1914 Indianapolis 500 that Dawson suffered career-ending injuries. This is one of three images and here you can see the inscription Charlie had engraved, calling Joe America's greatest driver. Larry also provided pictures of the face of the watch and its back.
Check out my article about this great auto racing champion - a man about which too little has been recorded.

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