Keep the Show on the Road! Posted October 26, 2007 Report Share Posted October 26, 2007 Blame the “youngins” for this…movie clips of road scenes and tourist spots from my 1960’s home movies. They are mercifully short (under 90 seconds), the result of heavy editing. Assuming you have windows media player and a high speed connection, a double click on the link will bring up the movie…after time to buffer it. These should view at full screen, if you wish. These are big files. These were taken on regular 8mm movie film in 1962 and 1963. Sonora Pass, California. September 1963. Pass over the Sierra Nevada mountains. In 1963 you could pull off the road on the pass and camp out virtually anywhere. One reason why unregulated camping is off limits today is seen as we put out the campfire with an ax! I haven’t been over the pass in 40 years, but I imagine it is at least a two lane road now, complete with white lines. Knight’s Ferry, California Covered Bridge and General Store, 1962. Mobilene tells us that the bridge has been closed to auto traffic for 26 years. Kind of sad. The web tells me that this is now the oldest general store in California. Beats me. It was just a little town on the way on a 1962 trip with my Dad over Sonora Pass. Virginia City, Nevada, 1962. This is before Virginia City was restored. It was already a tourist destination, but there was little to no restoration yet. June Lake, California, 1963. Just off the El Camino Sierra (US395) This is a small resort town on the east side of the Sierra Nevada. Roadhound probably knows the place. Includes the road in, lake, downtown, café (diner for you Midwesterners), cars, etc More to come from the archives. Keep the Show on the Road! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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