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  1. katry Says:

    Rev. Maltie, ‘How to Bicycle’, 1892

  2. Bob Says:

    Amazing how times have changed. No parent today would let their child ride a bike without a helmet. The car directly behind the street sign in the intersection is a Rambler station wagon. My father bought one for my mother in 1959. The car was equipped with reclining front seats, lap seat belts and push buttons to select the automatic transmission gears. American Motors along with Stuebaker and Kaiser are American car companies that are relegated to the scrap heap of history. All were defunct well before the Japanese cars arrived on our shores.

    • katry Says:

      Cars are built to go faster than when we were kids. I think that is part of the reason. The kids in my neighborhood wear helmets while on anything with wheels. Parents are heavy into safety.

      It took my father a long while to switch the car to automatic. He had a small truck which still had gears.

      I don’t remember the Kaiser.

  3. Bob Says:

    Actually cars were just as fast in the 1950s. When we drove across country in the 1950s on two lane highways the speed limit was 65 MPH and 70 on four lane divided highways.

    Here’s information on Kaiser automobiles.


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