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The Hundred-year Drive

March 2024
1min read

WHEN HENRY FORD’S MODEL T CAME ON FAST

In 1912 families descended from immigrants from the hailing area of Norway who had settled around Spring Grove, Minnesota, decided to get together and drive into nearby Caledonia. They arrived on June 19 and had their picture taken. What is notable about this prosperous lot is how avidly they have taken to the Model T. Henry Ford had introduced the car just four years earlier, but clearly the Tm Lizzie is well on its way to accounting for two-thirds of the automobiles in America. As part of its centennial celebrations this year, the Ford Motor Company sent 43 Model T’s from California to their spawning ground in Michigan, and on the way they stopped at the same spot in Caledonia.

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