History Mystery from June 23-Corrected

Gary Conley, Terray Harmon, Darlien France and Mike Ballinger contributed to this report. Last week’s History Mystery, above, was scanned from a 4-by-5-inch black-and-white negative from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle. Unfortunately, the image was reproduced reversed (flipped) and has been corrected above—Gary Conley noted that he was able to see the photo correctly by holding it up to a mirror. Information on the envelope reads, “Wisner, Mr. and Mrs. Clark, with ‘Auto.’” It is dated July 28, 1954. Mike Ballinger wrote, “I don’t know the people but I recognize the Maytag Multi-Motor (single cylinder gas engine) powering the homebuilt trike. Maytag Multi-Motors powered home washing machines until REA (Rural Electrification Administration) brought electricity to rural areas. The dependable motors found hundreds of other applications on the farm, in fishing dories, small factories and, yes, unique forms of transportation.”

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