1907 Licensed Automobiles in Southern Illinois

This list shows the locations and numbers of licensed vehicles in Southern Illinois cities in the period from 1907 to early 1909 as taken from an Illinois Secretary of State Report. I defined Southern Illinois to be defined as a line parallel to the Alton area. There were a total of 10,799 licensed automobiles in the State of Illinois. Continue reading

Marion’s First Licensed Automobiles

I encountered an interesting record in the Illinois Digital Archives that proved to be a list of automobile licenses issued by Illinois covering 1907 and up to early 1909 by the Secretary of State. There were a total of 10,799 licensed automobiles in the State of Illinois listed. Continue reading