Category Archives: Model T Ford

It’s Cold – and The Hussy Won’t Start

The weather here has been bitter, at least for us in the north part of California. Nearby Truckee, on the other side of “The Hill” was reporting lows of -24F, and that’s too cold for anyone. Around here, on the … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – John Thomas Ranch (Fish Springs N. W. R.)

Travelers coming south from the Dugway area would not find water or services again until they reached J. J. Thomas’ Ranch. The people in the photograph include J. J. Thomas. Notice the automobile wheel in the far right (looks like … Continue reading

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Lincoln Highway – What Now?

Dear Readers, I haven’t forgotten you. I’m preparing for an extended trip to Austin and environs for some further research. I’ll be traveling to and photographing Ford’s Defeat amongst other places on the old road. I’m trying to get all … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Eureka, Nevada and Ford’s Defeat

There are several reference works everyone should have when playing along the Lincoln Highway, and today’s recommendation is a book that is available online: Effie Price Gladding’s Across The Continent by The Lincoln Highway written after her epic journey in … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Chapter Eight – Austin

Austin is on the Lincoln Highway and is about as far from anywhere as one would like to be. I love this little town, really love it, and I’d live there if it wasn’t so far from good medical help, … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Chapter Six – Frenchman Flat

I have no idea what is so appealing to me about Frenchman Flat and Frenchman Station (there is no ‘s in those titles, and that is correct.) Frenchman Flat is in the narrow Dixie Valley, thirteen miles across,  which currently … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Chapter Two – Reno and Sparks

The Lincoln Highway Monument Just west of Reno on I-80 is a Lincoln Highway monument worth stopping for. I include it here because it serves a a kind of gateway to west 4th Street, Reno’s Lincoln Highway route for the … Continue reading

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A Short Ride to La Porte

The weekend began with lots of preparation of The Hussy for a club trip up to LaPorte, an old mining town in the mountains about sixty five miles by road from home. Tire pressure, lubrication, electrical, etc. The tools were … Continue reading

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Smartsville, California

Smartsville is one of those interesting little mining camps in the Sierra foothills that made its fortune on hydraulic mining. From the nearby bridge over the Yuba River you can get a great view of the washed cliffs that yielded … Continue reading

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The Hussy Gets a Pickup Bed

I have seen several photos of the Model T roadster converted into a pickup truck; in fact it it was the most popular conversion for the car until Ford brought out its own version in 1925. The weather has been … Continue reading

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