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The Dodge Heritage Series: Part 10, Overview & Conclusion

1973 Dodge Challenger

Welcome back to the Dodge Heritage Series, a 10-part exploration of Dodge brand history. The goal of this installment — the final in the series (for now!) — is to provide a short description of, and easy navigation to, the nine previous Heritage Series posts. Thank you for reading, and enjoy!

 

The Dodge Heritage Series: Part 1, 1914–1929

The official history of the Dodge automobile begins in 1914, but the story of the Dodge brothers in the automobile business reaches back even further. John and Horace Dodge were among the…

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The Dodge Heritage Series: Part 10, Overview & Conclusion

The Dodge Heritage Series, Part 1: 1914-1929

Dodge-Heritage-Series

 

Take a trip back in time with the Dodge Heritage Series, a 10-part exploration of Dodge history. In this post — the first in the series — we meet the Dodge brothers, John and Horace, whose commitment to innovation is still very much a part of how we do things today.

 

The official history of the Dodge automobile begins in 1914, but the story of the Dodge brothers in the automobile business reaches back even further.  John and Horace Dodge were among the pioneers of the Detroit auto industry.

 

Successful bicycle builders…

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The Dodge Heritage Series, Part 1: 1914-1929

Where Dodge Was Born

Where Dodge Was Born

 

At the corner of Beaubien and Lafayette Streets in Detroit’s downtown entertainment district, there’s a handsome old brick structure known as the BoydellBuilding. It’s a bustling, happy place with several popular restaurants on the ground floor.

 

The Boydell Building was a busy place back in 1901, too, but for an entirely different reason. Back then, this was the center of Detroit’s industrial district, and the ground floor of this very same building was occupied by Dodge Brothers, Inc., one of the fastest-growing businesses in the city.

 

In around September…

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Where Dodge Was Born