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Family Truckster: 1942

Family Truckster: 1942

June 1942. "Yreka, California, seat of a county rich in mineral deposits." But poor in car seats. Photo by Russell Lee, Office of War Information. View full size.


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The thanks I get

For getting you through the depression without starving, you put me in the back of the truck with my bratty grand kids.

Same age...

I think I am about the same age as the kid on the right...riding in pickup "beds" at that time was fun...before it was a "no no"...

Largely intact

Using Google Street View: this photo was shot from the intersection of Miner St and (North) Broadway -- looking westward along Miner Street. The building to the left of the hotel is gone; replaced by a corner parking lot -- with a historic marker.

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A New Broom

Nice to see some things haven't changed much in 70 years.

Mom & Dad

Don't seem exactly thrilled to be the photographer's subjects.

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