Sunday, June 04, 2017

Did you know the AACA put out several magazines? One is free online every other month, it's the old issue

and it regularly has some damn good articles about car history, like the one on page 38 of this issue that describes the town of Bar Harbor, Maine on Mount Desert Island, that was the summer vacation home of the Vanderbilts, Pulitzers, and Rockefellers.

This vacation town and a couple others on the East side of the island kept cars illegal from 1900 to 1907. Even the state supreme court was paid off to keep cars off the public roads.

Those families and others, some of whom were ridiculously wealthy from oil and gasoline, banned the automobile from town. They wasted 40,000 dollars trying to keep the ban. Even ticketed the town dr who used a car to do housecalls on the sick.{"issue_id":372778,"page":0}

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