A Detroit truck collector and Fruehauf enthusiast is restoring a 1913 Smith Form A semi-truck to be paired with a restored 1916 Fruehauf semi-trailer. The pair of vehicles will debut at the Ford Piquette Plant museum July 10-12th for a reunion of Fruehauf Employees. The semi-truck has even been named for August Fruehauf and will be known as the Guvnor, August's nickname.
The advancement of transportation accelerated the economic growth of all industries in the industrial booming United States. The Fruehauf Trailer Company contributed to the advancement of American industry.
Ruth Ann Fruehauf and Darlene Norman have dedicated hard work, determination and intuition to bringing this project to life. This is the ongoing investigation and reporting of their efforts.
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We are Social
An organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of Fruehauf Trailer Company and the Fruehauf family legacy.
The society has created historical books and a traveling exhibit rich with Fruehauf memorabilia and archival materials. Planned for 2016 are 3 books, “The Fruehauf Promotional Story, 1926-1960” "Fruehauf and World Wars and the Military" and “Fruehauf, the First Name in Transportation” an in-depth analysis of the company’s history.
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Ruth A. Fruehauf and Darlene Norman.
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The Fruehauf Trailer
PO Box 5008-164
Mariposa, CA 95338