May 29, 2022

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‘Ford Day’ in Opelousas promoted not just vehicles

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A member of the Opelousas Tales Fb Team page recently questioned about Ford Working day that was held in Opelousas in 1922. It was a single of the most important functions in town for the duration of that time.

Let’s converse about that.

The coming of the automobile to Opelousas was a large occasion. Local lore tells us the 1st auto rolled into town at the convert of the 20th century when Allie B. Pickett drove his equipment from Wisconsin to Opelousas. Numerous were delighted to see it many others have been scared of the horseless carriage. But it was not lengthy prior to some in town wished to individual one. 

Quickly Bea Boagni and Andrew “Jack” Moresi every single had one. By 1909 Opelousas had an car organization when H.E. Estorge and John Lewis started off the Opelousas Automobile and Garage Co., Ltd., which turned the Estorge and Lewis Vehicle Business that bought Buicks.

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