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Truckin’: Old-school Antarctic Snow Cruiser-style

These postcards are only about five years old, but the photos go back to 1939, when the Antarctic Snow Cruiser passed through – and stopped for repairs in – my parents’ hometown of  Upper Sandusky, Ohio. (And yes, this was before they were born.)

Antarctic Snow Cruiser, Upper Sandusky, Ohio - 1939

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And the descriptor text, with some nifty statistics and perspective:

Antarctic Snow Cruiser, Upper Sandusky, Ohio - 1939

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I love that kids got out of school, and that Dewey Dillon of “Upper Auto Parts” helped save the day, and that Ohio Highway Patrol car.

Also that, according to those history pages, they equipped this thing – a massive exploration vehicle whose very moniker includes the word “Snow” – with treadless tires. To go to ANTARCTICA.

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January 4, 2011 - Posted by | Family history, geek, Ohio, photos | , , ,

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