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Little Rock factory made bikes ridden ’round the world

Posted: June 23, 2014 at 2:17 a.m.

Arkansas History Commission
Women test bicycle rims for "trueness" on June 19, 1963, during a visit by Arkansas Gazette columnist Ernie Deane to the assembly line of the AMF Cycle Division factory on 65th Street  in Little Rock.

Arkansas History Commission Women test bicycle rims for "trueness" on June 19, 1963, during a visit by Arkansas Gazette columnist Ernie Deane to the assembly line of the AMF Cycle Division factory on 65th Street in Little Rock.

There was a time when Little Rock was not only the capital city of Arkansas, it was also one of the bicycle-producing capitals of the United States.

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