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    What a revolution it was. My grandfather H.D. Peterson was a doctor in Sandusky, Ohio, having graduated medical school in 1899. A snapshot of him changing a tire on his early Ford that was produced In this plant survives. The horse barn behind his house on Columbus Avenue had a new occupant, a Ford. It wasn’t long before intercity travel began shifting from train to personal automobile. Radio, the phonograph, electrification, moving pictures and the rapid evolution of modern surgery and medicine were all fresh experiences to my grandfather and his family with 4 daughters. Astonishing changes and not so long ago.

    • Those changes happening then were fast and fundamental. We like to think our world is changing too fast, but it always has been.