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P.I.E.: 1940

P.I.E.: 1940

March 1940. "Rear of interstate truck. Elko, Nevada." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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I remember PIE

In the late 70s and early 80s, it seemed like they were every third truck on the road in the western states. I never have made it to Elko, though.

They still make them.

I was just thinking that manufacturers don't sign their names with pride like "RELIANCE" did here, that is until I looked on their website. They've been making trailers since 1914.

Home Sweet Home

I was born in that town, a little before that picture was taken. Looks like Idaho Street, the main drag our little house was on, possibly across the street and to the right a bit of that gas station/motel. My father worked for the railroad, and my (very feisty) mother would stick her tongue out at the PIE trucks when they passed by.

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