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I'm Trailer Trash... And I Have The License To Prove It!

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Posted 07/04/2020   2:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Burnside Bob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


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A nice bit of Americana, Dan.

Q/ Anybody wanna identify the make'n'model of the trailer? Or, is it iconic?

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey



Spartan Manor.

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthope...r-1890426073
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Posted 07/04/2020   3:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canyoneer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I can't imagine how nice it would be to visit the Grand Canyon in 1941 ... only a handful of tourists at the overlooks and quiet nights in the campground.
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Posted 07/04/2020   4:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Burnside Bob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I can't imagine how nice it would be to visit the Grand Canyon in 1941 ... only a handful of tourists at the overlooks and quiet nights in the campground.


And the campgrounds were free (up until 1965)

Before WWII most people didn't have decent automobiles and access to some of the national parks was by train. Both Grand Canyon and Yosemite were serviced by tourist train--the Grand Canyon train runs to this day but Yosemite's is long gone. Many parks had post offices, leading to park oriented postal history. Is it coincidence that the earliest postmarks in the postal history article below coincide with the tourist railroad's inauguration?

A few links for your Holiday perusal--Happy Fourth!

BurnsideBob



Grand Canyon Train: https://www.thetrain.com/the-train/schedule-route/

Yosemite Train: https://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/trac...railroad.htm

Yosemite Postal History: http://nostalgia.esmartkid.com/yosemitepostal.html
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Posted 07/09/2020   4:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Phillystamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I had no idea these existed. Very cool. Thanks for posting them. Just one more thing for me to hunt high and low for.
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Posted 07/09/2020   4:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They are scarce. I've known about them for at least 40 years, and have only seen a tiny handful of examples.
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