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Jan. 27, 1990: New York’s oldest driver is a 109-year-old man in Silver Creek

He was born to former slaves in 1880, and Larney Hall was still driving in 1990.

Well past 100, Silver Creek man is staying in the driver’s seat

One day when Larney Hall was in his 30s, he decided he wanted to drive.

So he went over to a Chautauqua County office and bought a license. No test. Just paid the fee.

Lucky for Hall. Grandson of a slave, he never was taught to read or write.

"Back then in Mississippi, nobody cared whether the colored kids went to school, so I never did," he explained.

Then he bought a car and hit the highway.

That was 75 years ago.

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