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Madison Soap Box Derby

Date: July 03 1955
Description: Bobbie Geppert, son of Dr. Geppert, inspecting his Wolff-Kubly & Hirsig soap box racer entered in the Soap Box Derby.
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Madison Soap Box Derby Organizers

Date: July 07 1953
Description: The planning committee for the soap box derby looks at a drawing of the new hill site.
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Akron Soap Box Derby

Date: August 1957
Description: Van Steiner (15 years-old) of Argyle, Wisconsin, the 1957 Madison, Wisconsin soap box derby champion, working on the steering of his Wisconsin State Journa...
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Akron Soap Box Derby

Date: August 1951
Description: Two Akron majorettes welcome Madison, Wisconsin champion Roddy Botts to the All-American Soap Box Derby.
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Madison Soap Box Derby

Date: July 25 1954
Description: Class B racers line up for the Madison soap box derby race on Midvale Blvd.
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Madison Soap Box Derby

Date: July 25 1954
Description: The crowd watches as two racers go down the Midvale Blvd. hill during the 1954 Madison soap box derby.
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Madison Soap Box Derby Racer

Date: 1949
Description: Philip Lenhart with his soap box derby car, Silverstreak. Lenhart wears a helmet and a Wisconsin State Journal t-shirt.
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Madison Soap Box Derby Organizers

Date: June 22 1954
Description: Men from various organizations will guide the many phases of the July 25, 1954 soap box derby race. In the foreground is Wallace Wikoff, Derby director.
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Akron Soap Box Derby

Date: August 1946
Description: Paul R. Anderson of DeForest, Wisconsin won the 1946 Madison Soap Box Derby and went on to race at the All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio. Here he...
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Madison Soap Box Derby

Date: August 18 1935
Description: Fred Raemisch, 16, of 2234 E. Johnson Street, sitting in his championship soap box derby car, #41. This was the first official soap box derby held in Madis...
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Madison Soap Box Derby Champion

Date: July 1951
Description: 1950 Madison, Wisconsin soap box derby champion Warren Slightam about to compete in an exhibition race at the 1951 Madison soap box derby on Gorham Street.
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Madison Soap Box Derby Champion

Date: August 1946
Description: Paul R. Anderson of DeForest, Wisconsin, winner of the 1946 Madison Soap Box Derby, who went on to race at the All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio....
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Madison Soap Box Derby Winner

Date: July 23 1952
Description: Larry Jacobson, 11-year-old Soap Box Derby racer, receives a $25 savings account from Herman J. Kneubuehl, manager of First National Bank. The bank annuall...
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Akron Soap Box Derby

Date: August 1951
Description: Elevated view of spectators in the grandstands at Derby Downs watching three racers participate in the All-American Soap Box Derby.
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Akron Soap Box Derby

Date: 2010
Description: Portrait of Maija Liimatainen of Monroe, Wisconsin with her soap box derby car posed on the racing hill at Derby Downs, Akron, Ohio. Maija won the super st...
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Madison Soap Box Derby Champion

Date: July 20 1952
Description: Larry Laverty, a Mineral Point farm boy and the champion of the Madison Soap Box Derby, sits in his racer. He will go to Akron, Ohio to compete in the All...
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Akron Soap Box Derby

Date: August 1951
Description: Madison, Wisconsin Champion Roddy Botts with a volunteer at the starting line of the All-American Soap Box Derby at Derby Downs.
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Akron Soap Box Derby

Date: August 1951
Description: Timed overhead photograph showing Madison, Wisconsin city champion Roddy Botts coming in second place in his first heat at the All-American Soap Box Derby...
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Madison Soap Box Derby

Date: July 15 1948
Description: Soap Box Derby racer Bobby Holmes seated in car outdoors on grass.
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Madison Soap Box Derby, Mineral Point Racers

Date: July 22 1951
Description: Outdoor group portrait of Soap Box Derby racers from Mineral Point.

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