Historical News Items

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Historical News Items

Here you’ll discover excerpts from old book and magazine articles, pictures, and ads for the purpose of understanding the values and history of the folks that were pioneers in the fields of trailer manufacturing and design.

View and think of it as an educational element; these trailers were not vintage when they were originally built . . .

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  • The Silver Vagabond

    The Silver Vagabond    It’s not a bit imposing and not so very fine, It’s sort of like a mushroom, this rolling home of mine. It never cares to settle down; it seems to want to roam, There is dust from forty-seven states encrusted on its dome. It’s stood the test of droughts, and floods and winds have lashed in

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  • America’s World Traveler AIRSTREAM 85 Years

    America’s World Traveler AIRSTREAM, Patrick R. Foster, Quarto Publishing Group, USA, Inc. Hardcover, 192 pages MSRP: $45 Book available at QuartoKnows.com and anywhere fine books are sold. Before you begin to read this, you need to know that, yes — overall, I would recommend this book to those that already own or are interested

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  • Huell Howser Archive Museum @ Chapman University

    Chapman University is located at 1 University Dr, Orange, CA 92866 The following information, in italics, is taken from https://blogs.chapman.edu/huell-howser-archives/ The joy that the late TV legend Huell Howser shared with generations of Californians infuses a new permanent exhibit, sponsored by the Automobile Club of Southern California, housed in Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries. The exhibit includes images, text, and artifacts, which

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  • Trailer Life Magazine, May 1954

    Here are a few selected trailer manufacturing advertisements from the May 1954 issue of Trailer Life Magazine. Trailer Life, May 1954, Vol. 14, No. 5 ~ The original painting along with the magazine hangs in our family room. About the cover (quote): The lure of the mobile home is travel and right now the vacation trailer market is booming. The

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  • Vintage Travel Trailer Ads When They Were Not Vintage

    1936 – 1951 Trailer Ads . . . Sampling 1936 Kozy Coach * Trailer Travel Magazine, Jan.-Feb. 1936 (1st issue) 1937 Indian * Trailer Travel Magazine, January 1937 1937 Schult * Trailer Travel Magazine, September 1937     1938 Zimair            1938 Elcar Trailer Travel Magazine, June 1938   1938 Travelo                

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