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According to the exhibition the Garden of Eden on Wheels at the Museum of Jurassic Technology, in 1933 a seamstress in Virginia named Mary Elliot Wing, "inspired both by the dimensions of the Biblical ark as well as Scriptural accounts of the Noachian deluge and promises of subsequent apocalyptic eras", "devised a mobile dwelling capable of quickly adapting to a world of rapidly changing environmental and social conditions", and thereby, "conceived of and constructed the first truly modern mobile home".