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Title  [Truck - Golden West Motor Company - Sacramento]
Date  [ca. 1914]
Description  1 photoprint ; 5 x 7 in.
Subject(s)  Golden West Motor Company (Sacramento, Calif.) (2), Sacramento (Calif.)--Photographs (184), Sacramento River (Calif.) (240)

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Summary  Maybe it's the owners, maybe it's the investors, but this shot taken at the Golden West Motors Factory, 7th Avenue and Riverside Boulevard, shows a proud group atop one of only two trucks made by the company in 1914. The vehicles were four wheel steer, four wheel drive two-ton behemoths on a 132" wheelbase. To promote sales the two trucks engaged in a game of "truck polo" downtown in China Slough, near the current Amtrak depot. The hoopla didn't help and the company was reorganized several times before disappearing in the 1920's.
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