I last posted these pictures in January 2011, but there are new people on the forum since then (and considering the forum's demographics, it's possible that some people who say them five years ago have forgotten them), so I thought I'd post them again....
In 1929, my dad was a student at Washington University in St Louis and was also in Army ROTC. He and some friends had to go to summer camp at Camp Knox KY, so they pooled their funds and bought a 1920 Model T. These are photos from the trip, along with his comments in the album.
My dad and I shared a characteristic. We both went on active duty as second lieutenants at the age of 21, and we both looked like we were about fifteen! I find I don't mind looking younger than I am as much now as I did then.
Very nice. Thanks for posting.
Thank you for posting these Dick!! There is no need to wait 5 years again! Bud.
big trucks are u.s.a. charley
What an awesome time capsule of pictures there. Thank you for sharing them!
Thanks, I had not seen them before. Nice that they are family photos
Neat pics, I too, don't remember seeing them before. Notice how primitive the barks were back then. When we were kids, most folks lived in very simple houses, including us!
Fantastic photos and story. Thank you Dick.
Those barracks sure look rough compared to WW II construction. I drove my 47 Ford PU from Knoxville to Ft Benning for my camp, carried a gallon jug of cheap oil to replenish with.
The Truck in the photo 2nd from the bottom looks like a WWI Liberty truck.
We worked on at least three of those........
Augh, finally got back on line and see that auto correct changed 'barracks" to "bark". Whoof!
Trucks have a single gas light centered on the firewall, kerosene's on the cowl. Great pictures and story.
Ken in Texas
Craig liberty & u.s.a.! are the same truck.they had some at the yard in Joplin. that is where i got my f.w.d. truck.made by the michell car co.in 1917. charley
Great post! I'm glad you shared it!
So is that a touring-turned-roadster-turned-touring?
Looks like a "poor man's Towncar"! Thanks for reposting these Dick.
Craig, I'd bet if you could see the letters on the radiator on those trucks, they would say "USA". I also believe they were called "Liberty" trucks. There used to be a couple of them not far from here back in the early '60's. They had halftrack conversions on them, never seen any others like that since. Someone saved those two trucks before they got cut up for scrap. That's where I got my first TT in '64. Sadly, several acres of many kinds of cars, trucks, tractors and equipment got sold for scrap in the early '70's. Dave