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James Hill of Fleetwood, PA built a steam automobile in 1868, later converted it to a gasoline powered car. Hill was granted U.S. Patent # 711,628 for his automobile.

The car may be seen today at the Boyertown Museum. Additional information is available on the Fleetwood Area Historical Society web site.

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The Society of Automotive Historians bestowed its restigious 2015 Ingersoll Award on the VSCM web site.

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