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Odd Wisconsin Archive

Just Your 19th Nervous Breakdown


Dateline: June 4, 1896. On this day Henry Ford moved his first automobile out of the shed where it was built and took his first drive. Because the vehicle was larger than the door, he had to knock down a wall to get out and the tradition of annoying automotive problems was born. These Milwaukee newlyweds stranded on the way to their wedding reception seem to be enjoying the unexpected break in the day's social whirlwind. The friend working under the hood probably felt differently.
:: Posted in Curiosities on June 2, 2004
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