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Omnibus #59

podcast icon Posted Wednesday, July 28, 2010. Total length: 26:57

On this episode, certified archivist John Rienzo discusses DIVCO (the Detroit Industrial Vehicle Company) and its place in the history of milk trucks. It's a story that stretches from the horse-and-wagon days through World War II into the post-War suburbanization of America. John is the author, along with Dr. Robert R. Ebert of Baldwin-Wallace College, of DIVCO: A History of the Truck and Company published by Antique Power in 1997.

The story of DIVCO crosses into automotive, economic, and social history. Along the way we touch upon early electric vehicles, the rise of refrigeration, and the taste of milk from clean glass bottles. If you have your own memories of milkmen or milk delivery, use the talkback button below to share them with us.

"The horse and wagon were out the door; we'd moved forward in America. "
John Rienzo

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