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Genoa Jalopy: 1940

Genoa Jalopy: 1940

March 1940. "High school students in jalopy. Genoa, Nevada." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein, Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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It might be a jalopy but it is only ten years old. A 1930 Ford Model A Deluxe sedan.

Tires from Sears, and a brush with fame

The tires on the Ford are Allstates, sold by Sears. Genoa was also the filming location for the bank robbery scene at the beginning of the 1973 Walter Matthau film "Charley Varrick", as the fictional Tres Cruces, New Mexico. The exterior of the Genoa Courthouse Museum (just down the street from our merrymakers) played the "Tres Cruces Western Fidelity Bank of New Mexico".

And yes, Genoa is the oldest permanent settlement in Nevada.

NOT Italian!

People need to know that is is jen-OH-a, not GEN-oa, emphasis on the oh.

Oldest town in Nevada, I believe. I have friends from there.

Lovely little town.

Center of town

Here's the spot. The stone monuments just to the right of the hood are still there:

The Bard lives on

Shylock; "How now, Tubal? What news from Genoa? Hast thou found my daughter?" Tubal; "yes, she has been joy riding with friends in a jalopy and spending all your money!"

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