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How Henry Ford advocated for public road building-until he wanted to join a fancy camping club

While it's easy to think of the explosive growth of the automobile industry in the early 20th century as the natural expansion of an inevitable market, the historical truth is that early auto and truck sales were hampered by the lack of good roads, particularly between cities.
https://www.hagerty.com/media/automotive-history/how-henry-ford-advocated-for-public-road-building-u...
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win59
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A wonderful history lesson Ronnie!!
I was born in Kalamazoo Mich. and raised in Iron River in the U.P. My first car was a 1949 Ford Woody. ($25, didn't run, in Pasadena Calif.) Great to hear all the names of towns and locations again. Ford and Kingsford had a big impact in the region for sure!
Thank You!!