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The Fuller brothers of Kalamazoo, Michigan, made a better than average living with the manufacture of washboards and similar products. Joining forces with the Blood brothers, owners of Kalamazoo Cycle, they diversified into automobile production in 1903.

The resultant Michigan was a short lived endeavor with about one hundred cars sold by late 1904. Counted among the one hundred owners was Buffalo Bill Cody.

One of the most overlooked epochs in American history is the period between 1895 and 1905, an era when the future was overshadowed by the past. Icons of the frontier were learning to drive automobiles, stagecoaches still operated in Arizona, outlaws on horseback were pursued by posses in automobiles, and blacksmith shops and livery stables became garages.

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Jim Hinckley's America is a grand adventure on the back roads and two lane highways. It is an odyssey seasoned with fascinating people, and memory making discoveries. As made evident by the publication of fourteen books on subjects as diverse as diverse as Ghost Towns of the Southwest, The Illustrated History of the Checker Cab Manufacturing Company, Travel Route 66, Backroads of Arizona, and The Route 66 Encyclopedia, I enjoy sharing adventures and helping people plan for their own memory making journeys.

Thank you, shared adventures are the best adventures.

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