Mich. -- This weekend at Camp Dearborn in Milford, rare
and antique camping trailers will be on display along with interactive
presentations. It will be a special chance to view and reconnect
with Michigan history. Of particular significance will be the
1929 model of the first Covered Wagon Company trailer which was
manufactured in Mt. Clemens.
presentation courtesy of the Detroit Historical Society archived
at Fort Wayne in Detroit will be the first public appearance of
this model since 1956. Developed by Arthur Sherman, by 1936 the
Covered Wagon Company had become the largest producer of trailers
in the United States.
Curator of Collections of the Detroit Historical Museum will be
on hand Saturday from 11-4 to present an interpretation of this
be the 15th annual North American Vintage Trailer and Motor Coach
Show along with presentations by members of the ‘Tin Can
Tourists’ a historical preservation society. Forrest Bone
of the “Tin Can Tourists’ said, “We will have
over 165 camping related vehicles from times past on display.”
chronicler and motor-camping historian, Dan Hershberger, will
be one of the featured presenters. The ‘Tin Can Tourists’
showcase theme this year is “Made in Michigan”
has an annual winter show and rendezvous in Brooksville, Florida
at the end of February.
more information, visit www.tincantourists.com.
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credit: Tin Can Tourists