In 1877 Lieutenant-Colonel Albert Augustus Pope founded the Pope Manufacturing Co. in Boston, Massachusetts. In January of the next year, Pope Manufacturing began importing bicycles from England with the first advertising efforts being made during March of the same year.
Later that year Pope approached the Weed Sewing Machine Co. about building bicycles and only a few months later the first bicycles, a replica of an English bicycle, began. The company went through several bankruptcies but continued with the name Columbia.
1950 Columbia releases the News Boy Special. This heavy duty balloon tire bicycle would be made for 25 years and would lead to the development of both mountain bikes and the modern rambler and beach cruiser.
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