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"Get out of the Road! The Legal Battle Over the Highwheel in America, 1870-1900" - Fireside Chat with James Longhurst

  • Hennepin History Museum 2303 3rd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55404 United States (map)

Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:30 PM / $5.00 at the door, free for HHM members.

In the 1870s, cycling in Great Britain and the US triggered a fight over the legal rights of the highwheeled bicycle; a fight that shaped the rights of later bicycles and motor vehicles. Longhurst will expand on this topic, explored in his 2015 book, Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road. James Longhurst is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and a historian of urban and environmental policy.

Earlier Event: June 5
Open Streets Lyndale Ave
Later Event: November 1