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Defiant Dog

As we ponder the power of non-violent resistance, we might recall that it was on this date in 1900 that Harvey Firestone founded the eponymously-named Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio.  Though arch-rival Goodyear has stolen the march (opening for business in 1898), and had nabbed early contracts with Henry Ford, Firestone parlayed its mass-production techniques to become (in 1906) the specified tire for the Model T.

The first Firestone store

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August 3, 2008 at 1:01 am

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