1920's Graham Brothers Truck - Dallas, Georgia
1920's Graham Brothers truck in Dallas, GA. Graham Brothers later turned in to what we know today as Dodge.
The Graham brothers, Joe, Bob, and Ray built a big plant in Evansville, Indiana and in 1919, formed the Graham Brothers Truck Company.
In 1924, Dodge bought control of Graham Brothers Truck in exchange of stock, with the provision the brothers continue as producers. But the operation began to move to Detroit. The brothers sold their Dodge interest in 1927, thus writing off the Graham truck and used the money to buy control of the financially plagued Paige-Detroit Motor Company in which they made bodies until the Great Depression caused financial issues.
Meanwhile, Dodge sold their company to Chrysler Corporation in 1928. Deals like this are what helped form the auto industry that we have today.