The 1947 Bufflomobile.

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    I recognized the artist even before I noticed the author. Great story
     
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    That’s one mean machine.
     
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    As a fan of bison and automobiles, this warms my very cockles.
     
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    Bravo! Great story
     
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    I hit “like,” but I more than like it. Awesome design and illustration. Love it! And the fake history... bonus points!
     
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    Any prints still available?
     
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    Awesome artwork Man, I could see me buying this piece. Like that it has a back story
     
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    Was the factory in that old Kewpie Doll factory down by the river, just off of State Road 175?

    I think I drove by there once.
     
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    No, not anymore. I have several stashed someplace, but they need to stay in the closet so my wife will have some of my stuff to tearfully(?) throw out after I'm, you know,....'gone'.
     
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    Very cool.
     
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    You certainly have that distinctive style John!
     
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    No, that was the Yo-Yo and Snow-Dome works. The Bufflomobile engine foundry and assembly plant was about a mile north of what is now the Wasta 1-90 rest area exit. Wasta SD is eleven miles west of Wall, SD on I-90, and about thirty-eight miles east of Rapid City.
     
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    It needs to be built.
     
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    A decade after the factory closed, the 'Great Quake of '59' took almost all of the original buildings down, and all that remain today are what was the upholstery shop/tannery, and the sheetmetal ashtray press building....
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    But, alas, even as we speak, mother nature is making quick work of them also. It's doubtful that by the end of the next decade if anything but hazy memories and a small mountain of red bricks will remain of the birthing place of the once 'Pride 'O The Prairies', the magnificent Bufflomobile.

    (Roll Credits to Iris Dement's 'Our Town')
     
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