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Turning Back the Clock


October 11, 2018

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During the early 1920's cars became a major source of freedom and adventure as well as travel for many Americans. With Henry Ford setting his cars at an affordable price, many people in the middle class were able to afford a car and soon many households would eventually have one car. There was still a large difference between those who lived in cities and didn't need a car to travel versus those who lived in the suburbs and could use a car to travel instead of using a train. With the increasing number of cars the number of roadside attractions and restaurants also increased. This photo, taken in 1925, shows a car at Tourist Park in Black Earth. Along with the increased roadside attractions, parks such as this one were free for motorists to use as a stopping place along their road trip! By Kara O'Keeffe

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