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Transportation

Railroad Sleeping Car
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Photo obtained from http://www.chicagohs.org/history/pullman/pul1.html

The railroad sleeping car was invented in 1865 by George Pullman in Illinois. It helped make train ride to and from locations much more convenient and luxurious.

Railroad Refridgerator Car
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Photo obtained from www.chicagohs.org/AOTM/jan00/jan00fact3c.html

The Railroad Refrigderator Car was invented in 1868 by Parker Earle in Illinois to carry fresh fruit to other locations.

Gas-Powered Car
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Photo obtained from collections.ic.gc.ca/cable/inventio.htm

The Gas-Powered automobile was invented in 1893 by Charles Edgar and Frank Duryea in the U.S. This was useful in moving faster and causing an interal combustion to power the car.

Airplane
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Photo obtained from http://www.wichitaphotos.org/searchresults.asp?txtinput=Aviation

The Airplane was invented by the Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville Wright in Ohio to start faster travel.

Ford Model T
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Photo obtained from http://www.edbatista.com/marketing/

The Ford Model T was developed and mass produced in an assembly line in 1908 in Michigan. It was used for faster travel and a more modern look and approach to cars. It was also considered a luxury invention.

Chicago Historical Society. The Pullman Era. 11 Nov 2005.
(http://www.chicagohs.org/history/pullman/pul1.html)

EnchantedLearning.com. Zoom Inventors and Inventions. 11 Nov 2005.
(http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/page/w/wright.shtml)

EnchantedLearning.com. Zoome Inventors and Inventions. 11 Nov 2005.
(http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/indexf.shtml)

Library of Congress. Everyday Mysteries. 11 Nov 2005.
(http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/auto.html)

Ohio River Valley History. 11 Nov 2005.
(http://www.southernmostillinoishistory.net/strawberries.htm)