Jackson Firer graduated from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse where he majored in History and Social Studies Education. He studied the bicycle and its impact on the Good Roads Movement for his Capstone Research Project which he presented in December 2019.

You can find more of Firer’s work at cubsbookjournal.wordpress.com

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a black and white picture of the Crab Tree Special bicycle, showing the wooden frame and wheels

OBJECT HISTORY: The Crab Tree Special

Tapping into the type of rural ingenuity evident in farmhands from all across southern Wisconsin, Atkinson hand-crafted his own bicycle, the Crab Tree Special, in 1893.