I came across this vintage newspaper article about Wylda Baron, great, great aunt of Jean Yerks (Colleen’s mom). It was published in the Chicago Tribune on 7 March 1926.
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“Windshield, shock absorbers and public attention are parts of this new type of traveling kennel designed by Wylda Baron of Long Island to conform with all state laws concerning the carrying of dogs on automobile running boards. Fido can see America first because the upper part of the kennel is glass”