Västerbotten's first car

The first car came to Västerbotten County in 1899. Pharmacist Jon H:son Hedin from Lycksele had been to Stockholm and seen this novelty and thought that it would be an excellent conveyance for himself when he transported medicines around the countryside. When the car arrived in Hällnäs by train, it did not go far before it got stuck fast in the rutted road surface. The car thus came to spend most of its time in its garage. You can now see it at the museum, downstairs outside the Textiles exhibition.

Pharmacist's wife Ingeborg Hedin to the left in family's Benz Viktoria