I noticed today that Life Magazine has put a ton of pictures out on the Internet that you can search Google for.
I thought for the heck of it I would search Mustang (without much luck) but then I searched Ford.
I found the following two pictures that peeked my interest..
Location: Flora, IL, US
Date taken: September 1960
Photographer: Francis Miller
This made me wonder what was all this about? A couple more searches lead me to some information that this was a Ford promotion to introduce the 1961 Ford line-up. It appears they chose little Flora, IL (typical small town USA)to become "Ford Town USA" since it was (at the time) the population center of the United States. They sent 1374 new cars and 115 new trucks (and one fire truck!) to Flora. They mowed down a field and let each family in the town loose to each lay claim to one new car or truck for their use for 1 week.
Anyway it is interesting and it appears it got some national press.
Flora, IL is about 100 straight east of St.Louis.
Any chance anyone here, remember this?
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