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Rocky Road: 1940

Rocky Road: 1940

September 1940. "Breathitt County school superintendent changing tire in streambed. South Fork of Kentucky River." The "Double Cola" Chevy seen earlier here and here. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott, who is probably not getting any more rides with this fellow. View full size.

 

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Marion Post Wolcott is wearing a different dress in the photo posted by Dave (below) than in the previous Shorpy post. So all these road mishaps did not happen on the same journey. It must have seemed so normal then. It seems so exhausting now.

[It's the same journey but not the same day. - Dave]

Stream bed driving

I thought it was odd to be driving inside a stream bed, but I do see worn tracks in the ground. I am thinking he or others have been down this ersatz road before.

Cut to the end

Did she ever make it to the school? Was it still light enough to get any photos?

As my grandfather used to say, "It can be an adventure or an ordeal. It's up to you." I think this adventure is leaning towards an ordeal.

Need a Lift?

In case you were thinking MPW is just standing around taking pictures.


"Mountaineer and Marion Post Wolcott changing a tire with a fence post as a jack. Up South Fork of the Kentucky River."

What is that between the headlights?

A raygun?

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