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By Kevin McKinley
Guest Writer 

Pick up trucks and why they matter


January 24, 2019

1950 Chevrolet pick up near Cowpen Creek

A good pocket knife, a trusty gun and a dependable pick up truck are among the favorite things of many in the South. There's good reason for that in that the utility and history behind each of these items not only speaks to use and need, but to tradition and history. Yet the history of the pick up truck is one that goes to a collision between the past and future in the early 20th century.

Prior to the 1920s, most Southerners who hauled crops to market, lumber to a job site or groceries from the store relied on a wagon and either a horse, mule or oxen to power the apparatus. Yet in the earl...

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