Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Local History Combustion

As in cars. Yes, Des Moines, Iowa had an Automobile Industry. We produced beauties like the Hawkeye and the Monarch, of which there are no known survivors. (Foul play? Evidence is thin. OK, non-existent. But it's fun to think about.) A few hardier models were the Mason - designed by Fred Duesenberger, no less - and the cars that rolled off the Ford Assembly Plant on Grand Avenue. You had no idea, did you? Me either. And I know you want more, so click right here and read all about it in our Local History Wiki.

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