A Gift of Giraffes

Lions and tigers and a capitalist, oh my! Walter P. Chrysler, smiling, stands on board the S. S. Leviathan with Dr. William Mann, director of the National Zoo. Dr. Mann is about to depart for British East Africa where he will lead a Smithsonian expedition funded by Chrysler to trap animals and bring them back …

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When Henry met Walter: The Strange Case of the Carrot Pie

Consider them the original odd couple. Walter Chrysler ate country-fried steak with French fried potatoes. Henry Ford ate soybean biscuits. Walter Chrysler built the Chrysler Building in mid-town Manhattan. Henry Ford built Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. Chrysler liked the Ziegfeld Follies. Ford liked a good square dance. Despite their differences, Walter and Henry had …

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The Ballistic Chrysler

It was May of 1945. Germany was collapsing. Magnus von Braun bicycled from the village of Oberjoch in the Bavarian Alps towards the advancing U. S. Army. Magnus had a message; a group of German rocketeers wanted to give America the moon. Using broken English, Magnus surrendered himself, his brother Wernher von Braun, and members …

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A favorite old snapshot of mine I call "Distrubia". I took this photo from a moving car while going north on 27 in Indiana heading for the Auburn, Cord Duesneberg Festival. The car is a 1965 #Dodge Coronet 440. #Olympus A post shared by Dave Duricy (@daveduricy) on Jul 10, 2018 at 10:11am PDT