By M. Timothy Nolting
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg, Ore.


In 1955, the world as we knew it was changing and changing fast. The nation's need for speed, horsepower and independence was reflected in Chevy's '55 Bel Air and the classic Nomad wagon. Ford motor company countered with the popular Victoria and the Thunderbird promised to rival the sleekest of European sports cars.

1955 would see automobile sales peak at 7.9 million sold. Elvis Presley rocked the music world and pink shirts for men rocked the fashion world. Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald's, Disneyland opened in California and the Mickey Mouse Club made its television debut alongside C...

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