People kept breaking the 8 mph speed limit law in St. Louis, so on this date in 1905, the police department purchased a new car for chases. Dubbed “Skidoodle Wagon Number 2,” it could travel 50 mph.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

Photo credit: Detroit Publishing Co., Publisher. Northern Manufacturing Company car. , None. [Between 1900 and 1905] Photograph.