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Minneapolis, 1941, according to the source I lifted this from.

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DeaconKC

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1916...


In 1916 a man named Ernest Holmes modified his 1913 Cadillac with a pulley and crane and created the very first tow truck. It was known as the "Holmes Wrecker" and the basic set up would be used for years to come.


This is a picture of a 1916 Holmes Wrecker courtesy of Jonas Brock.
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Could be common in the Midwest still, though my exposure to the term has only been through a handful of coworkers who are all CDL tractor drivers.
 
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Could be common in the Midwest still, though my exposure to the term has only been through a handful of coworkers who are all CDL tractor drivers.
Makes sense, seeing how my early years were spent mostly in the Upper Midwest. Maybe that’s still the more common usage there. I’ll ask a cousin or two.
 

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