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How did the automobile change America both geographically and socially?

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  1. It brought people, goods, and sites closer together.

    I remember my grandfather telling me in the 1940s about how bitter he still was. In the early part of the 1900s he owned a small town furniture store. Everyone in town bought their household goods from him. Then automobiles came in! His customers started going to the next large town to buy their furniture. Years later he was still angry about his loss of business.

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