Wreck of Evans’ Biplane

Kansas City Post coverage of the many wrecks at Elm Ridge Racetrack, October 8, 1910, page 2

The Kansas City Post featured photographs of the damage at Elm Ridge on October 8, 1910.

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.