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On the Way to Vegas

On the Way to Vegas

Taking a quick pit stop, trying not to waste anytime on the way to Vegas. Woodrow and three ladies. Kodachrome slide. View full size.

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We have a winner!!

Commander McBragg I am in awe!! I had hoped that someone might be able to pinpoint this stop. (I did not know where it was.) Just a couple of hours ago, my cousin Pat (son of Aunt Judy, second from the right in the top photo) sent me his own few slides and among them were shots from this wonderful road trip. And so ...I give you Calico! WOW.

Calico Cats

From the looks of the terrain (and, of course, the Conestoga wagon which could well have been manufactured by Studebaker) this is probably the mining town-turned tourist attraction Calico. Just a few miles east of Barstool--excuse me, BARSTOW, it's a popular stopping point on the way to Las Vegas.

Other cars

In addition to the two 59 Chevies, from left to right is a 58 Chevy, (59 Chevy), a 48 or 49 Cadillac, (the other 59 Chevy), a 56 Chevy and a 55 Chevy. The car barely seen behind the 55 Chevy could be a 55 Dodge, but it's kind of hard to tell for sure. I don't know the year of the Conestoga wagon though. Or maybe it was a Prairie Schooner. Never quite knew the difference!

Correction: I meant to say that the car barely seen behind the 55 Chevy looks to be a 55 Plymouth. Got my MoPars mixed up!


or about that time, judging from the cars. I see two 1960 Chevrolets.

[Those are 1959s. - tterrace]

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