August 3, 1901

Automobile owners were protesting against the eight mile per hour speed limit. They claimed that autos could be safe up to 15 miles per hour.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.