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Harley and the Davidsons

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Harley and the Davidsons

  1. 1. By Hailey
  2. 2. Early Life  Bill Harley and Arthur Davidson were best childhood friends  As the boys struggled up hills on their bikes they imagined putting motors on them.
  3. 3.  They got their mechanical education by watching Arthur’s father and brothers working at the railroads.  Their inspiration probably came from a man named Edward Pennington who made the world’s first motorcycle. They saw him on his motorcycle when he went down Grand Avenue in Milwaukee
  4. 4. Young Adulthood  It all started when they met a young German draftsman named Emil Krueger, who started it. He gave them pictures like this:
  5. 5. Race to the Top  They made a motorcycle that gained popularity from winning races. Even the Davidson brothers were motorcycle racers.  Their hard work paid off.  The Harley Davidson motorcycles were bought by people all over the United States.  They became one of the greatest motorcycle dealerships of all time.
  6. 6. Money  Arthur went around the country to get other motorcycle dealers to sell the Harley Davidson motorcycle.  By 1909 they had a large factory in Milwaukee Wisconsin where they made the motorcycles.  They had dealers in cities such as; Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis.

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