If you're awakened in the middle of the night by a ghostly spirit wishing to take you on a journey be warned; you may be forced to look at the past, the weirdly mysterious past.
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Watch out for dark corners tonight.
Part 1 a proud fella with his shiny carPart 2 a car salesman in my imaginationPart 3 Bill and Dick's adventure in ChicagoPart 4 somewhere near San BernardinoPart 5 young men and old jalopiesPart 6 a car along the Potomac River in Washington D.C.Part 7 a "Spanish River Pulp" truck in Canada
The Town of Espanola originated as a company-owned town. In 1899 the Ontario government signed the Espanola Agreement with the Spanish River Pulp and Paper Company, which gave the company the authority to begin logging operations over a 5,600 km area for the next 21 years. Under the agreement, a pulp mill capable of employing 250 people was to be constructed. A company-owned town site was established which stretched from the Spanish River to where Second Street is today. (SOURCE: Corporation of the town of Espanola)
History of the United States
San Bernardino 2 Miles
Six miles northeast of San Bernardino in the Arrowhead with its hot springs, one of which has a temperature of nearly two hundred degrees and a daily flow from the rock of half a million gallons.
I believe that's a mid 1920s Hudson---at least all Hudsons had a triangluar emblem on the radiator. I'd date the photo circa 1930, because the tire on the billboard (a US Tire) is starting to 'balloon' into the tires we're familar with, which became standard circa 1934. A side note would be that US tires were made at the old Samsome factory south of LA---they one with the hyroglipchics(sp), now an outlet mall. I suspect this is taken near the shoulder of US 99, which ran through Colton at the time, about that many miles south of San Berdoo (US 66 actually went into Berdoo). The Sierra Madres are probably hidden behind the billboard. The tower looks like to be a rock crusher to me---the area is all river washes, and it may have been used to grade gravel for a paving project.