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100th Birthday Celebration


May 27, 2021

Photo courtesy of Lee Stock

Lee Stock's 1921 Model T.

On Saturday, June 12, 2021, in the center of the Village of Belleville at the old train depot, there will be a gathering for the 100th birthday celebration of Lee Stock's 1921 Model T.

The event will begin at 11:30 a.m., and there will be refreshments available (no alcohol is permitted).

According to Wikipedia, the Ford Model T was only produced from 1908 until 1927, and was considered the first affordable automobile, which made car travel available to middle-class Americans. It was also known as the Tin Lizzie. The Model T was so affordable and became so popular at one point that it is estimated that a majority of Americans owned one. Between 1913 and 1927, Ford factories produced more than 15 million Model Ts.

If you have a pre-war car (1942 and older), you are invited to join the group. There will be plenty of parking available and a group photo will be taken at approximately 12:45 p.m. If you don't have a pre-war car - come anyway! There's enough parking off-site to accommodate everyone.

At 1:00 p.m., the 1941 Belleville fire truck will lead participants on a tour through the streets of Belleville.

Pass the word - they're hoping for a great turn out!


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