Kansas City Speedway Races, July 4, 1923

Description: 

A panorama of the Kansas City Speedway, a wooden racetrack in operation from 1922-1924 near the present-day Bannister Federal Complex at Bannister Road and Troost Avenue. The entrance to the speedway was located at 91st Street and Holmes Road. The speedway cost $500,000 in 1922 and could host 60,000 people. After two years, it had to be closed as holes in the wooden racetrack became too large to safely race on.

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Date: 
July 4th 1923
Modern Location: 
9101 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO
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Rights Statement: 
Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Kansas City Museum. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Kansas City Museum.
Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
KCMA-C1-557-0002
Digital Object Identifier: 
KCMA-C1-557-0002
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