(This is the final essay I submitted for English 367.05-The US Folk Experience @ OSU. It's a long read! Enjoy!) William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson rolled out the first Harley-Davidson from their 10’ x 13’ “manufacturing facility” in 1903. An icon was born and America would fall in love with motorcycles. America’s obsession with motorcycles has indeed been a storied love affair.  Her people’s passion for this two-wheeled machine, played out in her streets, news media, & silver Read more [...]