Family's Model T tradition continues


September 10, 2021

Zachary Marano/Daily Globe

Etrayu FitzGerald, left, and his friend Bo Jacison stand in front of FitzGerald's 1924 Ford Model T at Bear Tracks Cabins in Ironwood Township on Wednesday. They drove there from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on Tuesday. The Model T was restored by FitzGerald's father and is made up almost entirely of original parts.


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IRONWOOD - As the world's first mass-produced automobile, the Ford Model T was built to be durable. The passage of time has made Model Ts that are still in working condition an unusual sight but Etrayu FitzGerald, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, enjoys keeping his Model T on the road as part of an ongoing family tradition.

FitzGerald and his friend Bo Jacison, of Minneapolis, who is originally from Ironwood, rolled into the area this week for an annual camping trip. Making the 169-mile journey from Eau Claire, they arrived at Bear Track Cabins in Ironw...

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