"Once upon a time, there were great cities far to the east and far to the west. They say they were grander than New Detroit."

"Grander than New Detroit?"

"Yesssss.  Millions of Americans lived in those cities and rode across the land in the gasoline carmachines.  One day, finally, the oil ran out and the great herds of carmachines were no more.  People were very sad.”

art by Richie Montgomery