Vivian Bales the first H-D cover girl in 1929 rides 5,000 miles. Davidson founder Arthur Davidson called Vivian Bales "The Georgia Peach," and newspapers across the country hailed the "Enthusiast Girl." Yet today, few people know who Vivian Bales is.
Arthur Davidson, Sr. (c. 1881–1950, Milwaukee, Wisconsin) was one of the four original founders of Harley-Davidson. One of Davidson's favorite pastimes was fishing in the Wisconsin wilderness, which inspired him to create a motorcycle that would, "take the hard work out of pedaling a bicycle". He was a story teller, salesman, and United States patriot. During World Wars I and II, Arthur and company diverted motorcycle production to support US troops.
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