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Early Electric Cars in America (1891-1922): Topics in Chronicling America

Search Strategies & Selected Articles

The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can further explore the topic of "Electric Cars in America (1891-1922)" using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    auto, automobile, cab, car, carriage, electric, vehicle, wagon.
  • Names of companies and organizations can be used to find articles:
    Electric Vehicle Association, Morris and Salom, Anderson Electric Car Company, Detroit Electric.
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.
  • Be prepared to distinguish articles about electric vehicles from articles about gasoline ones.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America