Welcome to America Comes Alive!, a site I created to share little-known stories of America’s past. These stories are about Americans—people just like you—who have made a difference and changed the course of history. Look around the site and find what inspires you.

This Day in History

On July 1, 2005, the last Thunderbird sports car rolled off a Ford Motor assembly line.  American sports cars were built after WWII to counter the sleek European sports cars that officers during the war drove in Europe. The Beach Boys elevated the Thunderbird to pop- culture status by including it in the lyrics of their ’64 hit single “Fun Fun Fun” (“she’ll have fun, fun, fun ’til her daddy takes the T-Bird away”).  Ford discontinued the Thunderbird in 1997 but a retro design was brought out for nostalgia buffs in 2002.  It was discontinued again in 2005.


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Read some of the stories on this site; you'll see that they revolve around single individuals who worked toward change.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

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