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The Origin of Ford Jokes

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I saw this in the April 21, 1921 issue of the Oregonian about the 1903 Ford Model A, the first on the west coast.

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The test for cars, such as those, at the time was to take it over Newhall Pass. Prior to 1910, you would have gone through Beale's Cut with 18% grades on either side. Fun times!

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