A Meditation in Ink: Meditation 11.28.18

A pen and ink meditation doodle in oranges.Dear Henry,

During this morning's perusal through useless information, I discovered that today was the anniversary of the first car race. The race, which took place on November 28, 1895, was a 54-mile loop between Chicago and Waukegan, during a snowstorm.  After 10 hours and 23 minutes, Frank Duryea won.

Frank Duryea also opened an automobile factory following the hoopla of the race, and in 1896, the Duryea Motor Wagon Company of Springfield, Massachusetts became the largest automobile manufacturer in the country, building 13 cars by hand.

Duryea Motor Wagon Company existed until 1914 before shutting down, although infighting between the controlling partners had weakened the company significantly in 1907 and although Frank Duryea tried to reestablish the company again in 1916, he was never able to gather enough funding to compete with Henry Ford.

Who knew?

xoxo a.d.

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