Our local club drove 24 miles to the community of Bone, ID for hamburgers yesterday. Beautiful rolling hills and it is paved nearly all the way now. Bone has 2 permanent residents and a store/cafe. They received phone service in 1982 and made national news for that.
2 T's, some Model A's and a couple later cars. Great time was had by all.
Is Bone still open? Holly crap the road looks paved now.
Yes, Gustaf. It's paved to within a half mile and the rest isn't bad. They have added onto the store.
I like this thread. Neat pictures! Nice old cars!
What kind of bones does the store have for sale? Dog? prehistoric? (I couldn't resist) Neat trip!
Large concrete ones?
So, one of the two residents is the mayor, what title does the other resident hold?
Richard, Great pictures and post. Wish more forum members would share their T drives. It is an enjoyable thread
I always wondered about the name. Orion Yost Bone was the founder of the place. In the 60's the gravel road to and from Bone was a great adventure in our
Model T's and A's. Hardly any traffic and a feeling of desolation.
"Wish more forum members would share their T drives."
I have two cars needing to be sold before I can formally pull the trigger on my Model T life.
Expect lots of backroad adventure photos/stories when that happens.
Things change in 40 years, it was about 10 miles up the road where I tore all the ligaments inn my knee, it was too far to the doctor, so I just toughed it out for about 38 years before I had to have it replaced. The loading chute was a lot newer the last time I was there.
Richard, great post, thank you for sharing. Back in the 70's & 80's I was an over the road trucker and always loved driving through Idaho, I especially liked the beautiful Coeur d' Alene area. Any day you can think of any reason to drive your Model T is a great day!
February 28, 2012 was a nice day in New Hampshire so I took my 1917 Model T Ford out for a drive.
Mark if one of the residents is the mayor then the other has to hold 2 jobs City Council & Police Chief
Beautiful car, beautiful country, nice to see the wind turbines in the background of the second picture, despite that they kind of spoil the beautiful scenery.
G.R. If it is like it was 40 years ago, there is no need for a police chief, there was a sign over the counter that said "shop lifters will be cheerfully beaten to a pulp"
I love that speedster. Looks like it needs a radiator shell though.