WERE ONCE LOADS OF FUNBack in the late 40s and early 50s, my Uncle Jim, and his brother Frank, and their wives, Aunt Dort and Aunt Ruby (Frank's wife), usually took a summer vacation somewhere. We traveled in a new Hudson because Uncle Frank sold Hudsons for the Brown Motor Company. Those were fun times; we saw much of the USA prior to its disection by Ike's Interstate system. There was the Ozarks vacation in 1949, the Black Hills vacation, the Michigan and Great Lakes vacation, etc. They were fun while they lasted. Eventually, the two older girls, my cousins Susie and Judy, opted to stay home. Despite our number, there was always enough room in those air-conditioned Hudsons. Exact location of photo above? Probably Warrensburg, Missouri, on our way to visit Jefferson City to tour the Capitol building and the Missouri State Penitentiary. Tour groups were permitted back then. I recall the commotion about our visit by the inmates. Gasoline prices in the early 50s sometimes soared to .21 cents a gallon.
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