Auto race at Bass Park track, Bangor, ca. 1915

Contributed by Bangor Public Library

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Bass Park in Bangor was used for car and horse racing. The first race held at Bass Park occurred in 1913, and was between an automobile and an aircraft where a local auto dealer, L.P. Swett in a Stutz car raced a Curtiss biplane. Charles P. Snow, in a Reo also raced that day.

Both Swett and Snow were frequent participants in Bass Park races, often in Indianapolis style autos that were popular during 1910-1920. After an auto race the track had to be groomed for harness racing.

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  • Title: Auto race at Bass Park track, Bangor, ca. 1915
  • Creation Date: circa 1915
  • Subject Date: circa 1915
  • Location: Bangor, Penobscot County, ME
  • Media: Photoprint
  • Dimensions: 11.4 cm x 16.4 cm
  • Collection: BHS Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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