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"Auto Endurance Test" on Valley Street, 1914

Name:  "Auto Endurance Test" on Valley Street, 1914

Date:  1914

Image Number:  RollTwoNeg20A

Comments:  Dr. L.R. Stinson owned the first car in Scottsville, a two-cylinder, bright-red, 1910 Maxwell.  Soon these 'motorized carriages' were rattling the plank floor on the new town bridge.  Cars altered Scottsville's way of life greatly, wiping out the ferry, carriages and carts, and the blacksmith shop and stable on the corner of Valley and Main Streets. 

See image below as a guide to the identities of several people in this photo:
(1)  Jackson Beal, Mayor of Scottsville for 25 years and a prominent businessman who owned the Beal Building on Valley Street.  He married Mary Emma Bledsoe of Fluvanna Co., Virginia, and lived at Old Hall on Harrison Street.
(2) George Tapscott.
(3)  Dr. L.R. Stinson of Buckingham Co., Virginia, who graduated from UVA's Medical School and around the turn of the century and set up his practice in Scottsville.
(4) Wilbur Dameron.
(5)  David Pitts, President of the National Bank on Valley Street and a member of the Virginia General Assembly.
(6) Mr. Jones.
(7) Gilbert Bell.
(8) Benjamine Dorrier.

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Image Located On:  Capturing Our Heritage, CD3



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