Wreck of Evans' Biplane at Elm Ridge

The Kansas City Post followed the Evans-versus-Baldwin contest with breathless dedication. On the day after it reported the buildup to the race, it highlighted an impressive number of wrecks - Evans' biplane among them.

Photo 1, on the left corner, shows “The Greene biplane which was wrecked by a 50-foot fall. Evans, the young aviator, escaped injury.” The other photos document a wrecked Apperson motor car that crashed in a race earlier that day.

Three newspaper images show people crowded around wrecked cars and a biplane which has crashed onto its nose.

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