The Lincoln Highway
National Museum & Archives
Washington Office

(202) 536-5329



Dear Friends..

 
Moving Along..

Wonder if they called it...
 
 
"The Popemobile!!"
 
Because...
 
It certainly...
 
 
"Looks As Big"
and
"Maybe A Little Nicer!!"
 
"Pretty Cool!!"
 
But...
 
"The Big News Is This!!"
 
While flipping through
Motor Field
almost
"Fell Off My Chair"
when I ran across this article about...
 
 
"The History of The Electric Car"
which dates back to
"1836!!"
 
"Excuse Me!!"
 
"Did He Say 1836!!"
 
Well..
 
"Who Knew!!"
 
And...
 
"Here We Thought"
they were
"Around 90 Years Old!!"
 
Go Figure!!
 
And then it gets better...
 
Because,
"As You Can Clearly See"
it says,
"To Be Continued!!"
 
"Which It Was"
with...
 
 
"Part II"
in..
 
 
"The Very Next Issue!!"
 
And how about that
"Market Penetration"
in
"43 States!!"
 
"Need I Say More!!"
 
But...
 
"Then It Goes On"
with..
 
 
"Part III!!"
 
"Hard To Believe!!"
 
But...
 
"There Had To Be Something To It"
or
"Why Would A Major Automotive Magazine"
"Waste The Space!!"
 
Well...
 
"Maybe For Advertising Dollars"
because
"Beside Every Article"
was an ad for...
 
 
"The General Vehicle Company!!"
 
One..
 
 
"Two"
 
 
"Three!!"
 
But...
 
"As You Can See"
"They Weren't Blowing Smoke"
because...
 
 
"Looks To Me"
like their trucks were out there...
 
 
"Getting The Job Done!!"
 
So...
 
Needless to say,
"The Proof Is In The Pudding!!"
 
And speaking of which...
 
Remember...
 
 
"The Princely Gift!!"
 
Well...
 
Hard to believe,
but...
 
 
"Here It Is Again"
which of course
"Got Me to Thinking For A Second Time"
 
Hmmm...
 
Do you suppose,
"This Was Just The Tip Of the Iceberg!!"
 
I mean...
"It's Possible!!"
 
But...
 
Good luck...
"Putting That One Together"!!
 
So...
 
"I'm Sure You Can Imagine My Surprise"
when
"My Eyes Were Draw"
to...
 
 
"The Tip"
buried in this
"Huge Snow Drift!"
 
It was..
"The Strangest Thing!!"
 
Had already
"Been Through The Magazine Once"
and
"Was Flipping Through the Pages"
going from
"One Marker To the Other"
when
"It Jumped Off The Page!!"
 
I mean...
 
 
"There Were Over 1000 Pages"
and
"Needless to Say"
"My Eyes Were Beginning To Glaze Over"
when
"Boom"
"Out Of The Blue"
up pops
"The Big Clue"
which leads to...
 
 
"The Big Story!!"
 
Well...
 
Talk about,
"A Game Changer!!"
 
"The Big Boys"
were getting ready to...
 
 
 
 
"Jump In The Deep End!!"
 
And...
 
"They Weren't The Only Ones"
because...
 
 
"Columbia Electric"
was right there
"Nipping At Their Heals!!"
 
So...
 
"There Must Have Been Something To It!!"
 
"Not Sure What Happened"
but
"Will Keep My Eyes Peeled!!"
 
And speaking of which,
"You Won't Believe This!!"
 
Was researching...
 
 
"Edison's Electric"
wondering
"Do You Suppose"
when..
 
 
"I Hit The Jackpot"
"Inside Henry Ford's Garage!!"
 
Unfortunately,
"It's Not Edison's"
but
"Mrs. Ford Had One Just Like It"
as did
"Mrs. Henry B. Joy"
aka
"Wife of The President Packard Motors"
and
"The Lincoln Highway Association!!"
 
Hard To Believe!!
 
So...
 
Needless to say,
"There's A Lincoln Highway Connection"
to
"Almost Everything!!"
 
Which is..
"Lucky For Us"
because
"Without The Lincoln Highway"
and
"Liberty Enlightening The World"
we would
"Still Be In The Dark"
(No Pun Intended)
when it comes to
"The History Of Electric Vehicles!!"
 
Accordingly,
"Think This Information Is Very Important"
and
"Sheds New Light"
on
"The Current Situation!!"
(No Pun Intended)
"Get It"
"Current"
i.e.
"Electric Current!!"
 
That being the case,
I am reminded once again of my charge 10 years ago
"Honor The Past-Imagine The Future"
and
"Keep Alive...The Sacred Fire Of Liberty!!"
 
Because
"Unless We Know the Past"
it is
"Hard to Imagine The Future"
and
"Without Energy Independence"
it will be difficult to
"Keep Alive...The Sacred Fire Of Liberty!!"
 
Accordingly,
"Think This Factual Information On Electric Vehicles"
"Can Help Fuel The Fire"
and
"Lead The Way"
to
"A New Liberty Enlightening The World!!"
 
Warmest Regards,
 
 
Craig Harmon, Director
202-536-5329
 
PS..
 
Leno's got...
 
 
"A Baker Electric"
"He Drives On A Regular Basis!!"
 
Hopefully,
"The Facts"
will give you,
"The Ammunition Needed"
to
"Share This Information With The World"
and
"The Auto Industry"
along with
"The $64,000 Question!!"
 
"So What Happened"
and
"Why Aren't We Further Down The Road!!"




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