Adelle Estburg Saw Her First Motorcar

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Adelle Estburg Saw Her First Motorcar


Margaret tells about the first time her mother Adelle saw a motorcar. It was in Racine, and the whole town had rushed into the street to see it. When it came a woman was riding it gaily.ᅠAdelleᅠwas disgusted to see it, because no respectable girl had been willing to ride in a motorcar.


Landon, Margaret (1903-1993)


January 1, 1900


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Over a course of 13 years Kip Landon (Kenneth Landon Jr.) began recording stories from his parents, Margaret and Kenneth Landon, resulting in 95 hours of recordings. Beginning on July 20, 1976, recording finished in June, 1978. The project resumed again in 1982 for a few months. After a long break, the third recording period began in 1988 and concluded in March 1989.

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Sound File Location

Box 75: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" Tapes 1-20

Clip Location

Hour 11, clip 4


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video


Landon, Margaret (1903-1993), “Adelle Estburg Saw Her First Motorcar,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed February 27, 2024,