In 1917, the Monroe Automobile Co. Commissioned Louis Chevrolet to build seven race cars. Three of these cars were raced as "Frontenacs" and four

                                                                         were raced as "Monroes". It is thought that this photograph, taken in Hibbing in 1920, is driver Floyd Willard with one of these "Monroes" Research of
                                                                         this photograph is ongoing. Mr. Chevrolet's brother, Gaston, won the 1920 Indianapolis 500 in a Monroe.
                                                                         In the July 18, 1920 race at Hibbing, Willard, in the Monroe, finished in second place behind Louis Disbrow driving an Essex

                       

David L. Aho 2012

Dave is a member of the Hibbing Historical Society and the Minnesota State Historical Society.

City of Hibbing Heritage Preservation Commission board member