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The pioneer mechanical engineer Oliver Evans built a steam‐powered amphibious dredge in 1805, but the first significant American experiments with mechanized vehicles came in the 1820s. These heavy, smoky, and unreliable steam‐driven vehicles ran on rails, which were smoother than any pavement and guided the vehicles through turns, but sharply limited their utility.


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