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No. 87


War
Memorials
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This Old
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Abandoned
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Memorable
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Historic Sites
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Steinbach - The Automobile City (Steinbach)

Steinbach’s first automobile dealership was established in 1914. Others soon followed. After the Great Depression, car sales increased and, by the 1950s, as a result of aggressive promotion, Steinbach became known as “The Automobile City”. By 1991, exhorted by the promotional slogan that “it’s worth the trip”, people from Manitoba, Ontario and elsewhere came to Steinbach to purchase vehicles. This replica of a 1931 Rolls Royce Roadster is about double the size of the original: 40 feet in length, 12 feet wide, and 11½ feet high. It was made by John Henry Friesen of John Henry Signs, in association with John A. Fehr.

Steinbach - The Automobile City

Steinbach - The Automobile City (2011)
Source: Peter McLure

Site Location (lat/long): N49.54805, W96.68930
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

MHM - Steinbach - The Automobile City, Waymarking.

Information for this page was collected by Peter McLure and prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 December 2011

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