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Good Tuesday Morning!

On this day in 1923, the first Checker Cab rolls off the line at the Checker Cab Manufacturing Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

Morris Markin, founder of Checker Cab, immigrated to the United States from Russia, and moved to Chicago, where two of his uncles lived. After opening his own tailor shop, Markin began running a fleet of cabs and an auto body shop in Joliet, Illinois. In 1921, Markin absorbed Commonwealth Motor Company into his own enterprise and halted the production of regular passenger cars in favor of taxis. The result was the Checker Cab Manufacturing Company.

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