A special Thank you to Mr. Mark Dinan, an aviation enthusiast. He not only tracked down the actual planes owned by my father and Fruehauf and provided us with helpful information regarding the airplanes makes and models.
I am touched that when Mr. Dinan was a young man he was introduced to flying and airplanes through the airplane fleet at Killarney and Walter Bellchambers who was one of my father's closest friends in the Killarney area. Mr. Dinan went onto have a career in aviation and is currently a pilot for a major air carrier.
Conversely, Ernie Christophersen who is pictured in many of the photographs in the Killarney section featuring his accordion around his neck influenced my brother Randall. He became passionate about the piano and entertained many with his Boogie-Woogie style playing.
We never know how we will affect the lives of others.
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. Our next book, “Fruehauf, the First Name in Transportation” an in-depth analysis of the company’s history will be published soon.
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Ruth A. Fruehauf and Darlene Norman.
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