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This 1911 Walker Electric Model 43, displayed in the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, was a milk delivery truck in downtown Chicago. The Walker brand, native to Chicago, was in production from 1906-1942, longer than any other electric truck in the U.S.WALCOTT, Iowa A few hundred miles away from North Dakota the story of this nations trucking is told at the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum.

The museum is located near the worlds largest truckstop, the Iowa 80 Truckstop, near Walcott on the east side of Iowa. The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum has 100 trucks, said Heather DeBaillie, Iowa 80 Truckstops marketing manager. A dream of Iowa 80 Truckstop founder, the late Bill Moon, the trucking museum is a place where visitors can learn about how the trucking industry has evolved. Moon, who died in 1992, loved trucks and trucking, and become a collector of antique trucks and a pioneer leader of the American Truck Historical Society, according to information in the museum.

A restoration building is near the museum. Eloise Ogden/MDN A 1910 Avery Tractor/Gasoline Farm Wagon shown in the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum is one of only six Avery trucks known to still exist and one of the oldest trucks in the museum. It was advertised to do the work of six to eight horses and could haul up to 100 bushels of wheat, pull a three-bottom plow or even run a threshing machine through an additional belt pulley.About 17,000-20,000 people visit the museum during the year.

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