First came the explorers, the hunters and trappers. They would be followed by the missionaries, then the farmers and businessmen. The explorers, hunters and trappers would return with stories that made other men dream. But dreams are only frustration on the hoof unless the mechanical means are available to make them come true.Joseph Murphy put wheels under those dreams. Lewis and Clark were just starting back to civilization when Joseph Murphy was born in Ireland. When he died in St. Louis, Henry Ford was making automobiles.