Men in a Dodge Brothers touring car trying to drive up the old Capitol Building steps

View of a Dodge Brothers touring car attempting to drive up the steps of the old Oregon State Capitol Building in 1914 or 1915. Accounts vary regarding who was in the car, but it appears that Dwight Mesener of the local Dodge agency was the driver. One account says he was just showing what the new Dodge could do, but others suspect it was a bet. The fun was stopped when it was discovered that the tires were damaging the steps., Courtesy of Oregon State Library
Abstract/Description: View of a Dodge Brothers touring car attempting to drive up the steps of the old Oregon State Capitol Building in 1914 or 1915. Accounts vary regarding who was in the car, but it appears that Dwight Mesener of the local Dodge agency was the driver. One account says he was just showing what the new Dodge could do, but others suspect it was a bet. The fun was stopped when it was discovered that the tires were damaging the steps.
Subject(s): Dodge automobile
Capitols
Oregon--Salem
Oregon--Marion County
Mesener, Dwight
Simmons, Earl C.
Simmons, Lawrence E.
Oregon State Capitol (Salem, Or. : 1876-1935)