Genung's Model A pickup a familiar Christmas sight

Gene Genung's Model A

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On Dec. 8, a 1930 Ford Model A half-ton truck was parked on Central Avenue for Superior's Once Upon a Christmas event. A sled, some decorative pillows and a red blanket were placed in the back for photo opportunities.

Years ago, Gene Genung had a 1924 Model T Coupe but at that time, he needed a pickup. A fellow in town named Roy Drapal had a 1930 Ford Model A and they were able to work out a trade. Genung regularly drove the truck to work in the late 1970s. At the corner of 7th and Louden, Gene and his pickup were hit by a vehicle going about 40 miles per hour, caving in the entire right si...

 

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