Fox Ford opened its doors on July 18, 1921, when L.L. Long founded the Mt. Morris Motor Company in Mount Morris, PA. The company sold new and used vehicles, as well as Ford Tractors and equipment. The following month, The United States officially ended World War I with a peace treaty signed with the Germans and Warren Harding was President of the United States.
On January 1, 1929, three brothers-in-law, Ollie J. Fox, Raymond L. Fox, Willis E. Fox and Mr. Long purchased the Mt. Morris Motor Company. Remarkably, through the hard work and dedication of the Fox's, the business managed to survive the Great Depression, which began only 11 months following the change of leadership.