"While the horse was drinking an old man in a Model A pickup truck pulled up out at the fence"
Ford Model A pickup truck
Creative Commons AttributionFord Model A pickup truck - Credit: John Lloyd

The Ford Model A was the second huge success for the Ford Motor Company, after its predecessor, the Model T. Model As were produced in large numbers and in a variety of styles from 1927 to 1932.

The wider availability of the automobile changed the character of New Mexico, marking the start of large scale immigration to the state from elsewhere in the United States, particularly throughout the years of the Great Depression after programs were put in place to rejuvenate the state.