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Ah, Wilderness: 1941

Ah, Wilderness: 1941

October 1941. "Mohawk Trail picnic park in Massachusetts. Folks from the mill towns come up on week-ends to view the fall foliage and read the Sunday paper." Medium-format nitrate negative by John Collier. View full size.


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Never been to Mohawk Park but have spent many an hour behind the wheel of a 1940 Studebaker President Eight similar to this one (though mine was a 2 door Club Sedan). The Commander Six was nearly identical so no way to tell which this is but definitely a '40 Stude!

We need a brand, type & year for the car!

Where are the car fetishists? We need a brand, type & year! Come on boys, you are always the first to react. (I am a bit late, but had other things to do the last months: the moving of our food bank, which provides more than 400 clients a food supply each week).


That would be the Deerfield River

Mohawk Park on the Mohawk Trail

I grew up about twenty miles from Mohawk Park, in northwestern Massachusetts. It was located on the Mohawk Trail, on the way to Albany, NY, on Route 2. Spent a few Sundays under the raised arms of the Mohawk Indian statue at the entrance to the park. Lots of nice sunny days. I mostly remember the crisp fall days and sometimes the spring days. It was right on the river there. Don't recall the name of the river, its been 45+ since I've been back for more than a quick visit. Its still there though with lots of tables and things for picnicking and day use.

Reasonable Idea

Drive way up into the forest and read your paper without all the big city distractions. Makes perfect sense.

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