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Auburn, The Classic City

Auburn, The Classic City

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Written by local historian, John Martin Smith, the story of Auburn, Indiana, established in 1900, reflects upon how its residents have their roots in two worlds: fighting injustices, as well as roots, in the automotive industry. Auburn was a safe-haven stop over for the Underground Railroad and raised a company of infantry to serve in the Union Army during the Civil War. But in a larger way, Auburn's reputation for being Little Detroit exceeds these previous events. Producing 24 different makes of cars before 1937, Auburn is an extraordinary example of manufacturing ingenuity. The Auburn Automobile Company stands at the forefront in this effort, producing Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg automobiles, today considered classics. Smith, an avid collector of historical documents, provides over 100 never-before-published images of the town of Auburn providing insight in the origin of the phrase, Auburn, Home of the Classics! 160 pages. Softbound. Arcadia Publishing.
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