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This was camping.

Post by Herb Iffrig » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:42 pm

Looks like an early version of a campground.
It's a box car village.
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Re: This was camping.

Post by HPetrino » Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:10 pm

Herb,
I'm not sure. but I don't think they're camping. It looks more to me like a "Hoverville" of the depression.


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Re: This was camping.

Post by HPetrino » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:30 am

Make the a "Hooverville".

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Re: This was camping.

Post by Rich Eagle » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:36 am

I agree. It was an alternative to the shanty towns of makeshift shelters.
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Re: This was camping.

Post by Rich Bingham » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:50 pm

This may or may not apply ? There are an awful lot of them in one place, still on trucks and on rails.

FWIW, railroads did convert boxcars into handy living quarters to accommodate section gangs and often their families as well while “on the road” working projects in remote places. I recall seeing some still in use in the 1970’s. Like these, they had nice double-hung windows and chimney pipes secured to withstand the vibrations and motion of traveling at distance on the rails.

To be sure, there were a lot of boxcars (and cabooses) repurposed as dwellings before, during and after the Great Depression, but I’m pretty sure most would have been removed from the rolling frame and wheels. It would be interesting to know more about this picture! Thanks for posting it !
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Re: This was camping.

Post by Herb Iffrig » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:38 am

camping out behind the hay stack.JPG

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Re: This was camping.

Post by Quickm007 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:07 pm

Herb,

I like this picture, look real life!
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Re: This was camping.

Post by Quickm007 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:10 pm

If a guy try to still the car that will wake-up the owner immediately because the rope of the tent will follow the car if he move... :lol:
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