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Friday, August 1, 2008

JACK LANKERSHIM FINED FOR SPEEDING - 27 MPH

Valley Scene - Postcard in the collection of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley - gift of Gary Fredburg 2008 (click on image to enlarge)

Member of The Museum's Board of Directors, Phyllis Hansen shares this news item from the Los Angeles Examiner of April 24, 1909

‘JACK’ LANKERSHIM FINED
“Jack” Lankershim, son of Col. J.B. Lankershim, yesterday paid his first fine for violating the speed ordinance.
Motorcycle Policemen Humphrey and Coe paced the Lankershim machine for several blocks along West Seventh street Thursday afternoon. Their speedometers showed that Lankershim's car was traveling 27 miles an hour when it ought not to have been running faster than 20 miles.
Lankershim yesterday appeared before Police Judge Ross and paid a fine of $15. . . .

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