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Detroit History: America’s Original Auto Town

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1894 Duryea horseless carriage, on display at Tallahassee Automobile Museum. (credit: Infrogmation of New Orleans)

1894 Duryea horseless carriage, on display at Tallahassee Automobile Museum. (credit: Infrogmation of New Orleans)

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One-hundred-twenty years ago, the nation’s automotive industry emerged more than 600 miles from the future Motor City, in Springfield, Massachusetts.

That’s where Charles and Frank Duryea built the first honest-to-goodness gasoline powered horseless carriage. As would happen often in the future, the partner-brothers later became enemies.

Get the whole story from WWJ Newsradio 950’s Joe Donovan in his Detroit History report:

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