50 Years ago: Studebaker wrecks, South Bend weeps


Fifty years ago this week, Studebaker announced it was ceasing operations
“Sue Ann Ciesiolka, whose father was a Studebaker test driver in the 1940s and ’50s, used an analogy many have relied upon to describe their grief at the automaker ending its operations here. Production ended Dec. 20.

“When Studebaker’s closed,” she said, “it felt like a death in the family to me.”

Read the rest HERE: South Bend Tribune

Although, the Trib’s story concentrates on the new high tech firm, there is much more to the overall legacy. Over the next several days, we’ll connect all those dots for you.

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