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A Bit of Auto History

Wabash Valley Motor Co. of which A. Clyde Stoltz was part owner.

The April 15th blog entry asked for old auto- related photos. B MacKenzie responded with the two above. The top photo is of his grandfather, John M. Brooks in a Model T Ford. The second is of the Wabash Valley Motor Co.; A. Clyde Stoltz was his great uncle but is NOT the gentleman pictured.Thanks for this great photos.

We found a few more in our photograph collection.

From the Pat Jenny Collection

From the Wiswall Buchanan Collection circa 1914

John A Lahr and Family, 1910 Lawrence County History and Biography Book

From our Unidentifed Photo Collection. . .

We're still looking for more. So if you have any, scan them and send them to

String-musician Dennis Stroughmatt will be the guest performer at the next meeting of the Lawrence County Historical Society on Monday, May 22, 2023, 7:00 p.m., at the History Center in Lawrenceville.

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