From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 18, 1911:
"A string of farm horses, drivers, bronchos, draft animals, and all other breeds of equines standing in double line extending from the Kaw bridge to Haskell, with a side string from Massachusetts to McCook field and once around the track, would just about equal the horsepower contained in the Lawrence battery of automobiles. According to the recent census Lawrence has a motor population of 135 cars. These chug-chug wagons average just slightly less than 30 horse power each, which is equivalent to a double row of horses extending over forty blocks. The Ford seems to be the most popular car in Lawrence, according to the records of the city clerk's books. The Maxwell and Buick divide honors for second place with the E.M.F. cars following closely in popularity. There are two electric coupes in the city with several prospective purchasers of the 'juice-power' almost persuaded. The motor population of Lawrence includes everything from a single cylinder Brush 'peanut' to seven passenger touring cars, and the elegantly silent running Packards."