The Detroit Historical Museum is exhibiting a large display of memorabilia from the heyday of Fruehauf Trailer, and a 1916 Fruehauf semi-trailer that was built using the blacksmith tools of that time is on display at the nearby Piquette Street plant where Henry Ford once produced Model T cars.
Former Fruehauf employees will be visiting these two facilities this summer during a reunion June 10-12. A slide presentation at the Piquette Street Plant by Ruth Fruehauf, daughter of Roy Fruehauf, will feature many of the company’s inventions, product developments and manufacturing techniques. Read more......
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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