It Happened On #4

As promised, another edition of It Happened On

It happened on October 1 1908… the first production Model T Ford was completed. Between 1908 and 1927, Ford built about 15 million Model T cars. It was the longest production run of any automobile model in history until the Volkswagen Beetle surpassed it in 1972. The Model T had a whopping 22 horsepower and could do a blistering 40 MPH

Also on October 1 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees. It was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison and paved the way for generations of hikers, campers and nature lovers, along with countless “Don’t Feed the Bears” signs

So, the production of Model T Ford was created 18 years after Yosemite National Park. Ironic how the production of modern cars (which cause pollution) was created on the exact same day as a National Park (which are harmed by pollution) was created


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