"one cylinder Chandler automobile"

“One cylinder Chandler auto, bought by Dr. R. M. Tafel in 1902, was second auto in Chicago Heights, Ill. Brought to Arizona in 1904 when Dr. Tafel set up a medical practice in downtown Phoenix. Was the fifth auto in Phoenix according to Mrs. Tafel.”
Please note fur coat, goggles, and snow on the ground, indicating that this photo was taken in Chicago Heights! I wonder at what point towns stopped counting the number of automobiles to careen through their thoroughfares? I found a teacher’s guide on the Phoenix Museum of History’s website that lists the date of the first automobile in Phoenix (1900) but nothing further. Hmm…another quest for information respectfully accepted.
from Arizona Images

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