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Colorado to California for WORK!

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1930s train travel

Why did Frank travel to San Francisco when he was a child? Today most of us go to work in one place all year, though many still travel frequently for their jobs. It may seem strange that in the 1930s people would travel a thousand miles to where the seasonal jobs were, but the adults […]

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A Few Dimes Will Do Ya!

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1930s Shopping

How much did food and daily items cost when Frank was young? We find it so fun and interesting to ask people how much things cost when they were young, it always seems so much cheaper than today. So, we asked Frank if he remembered what his Aunts had to pay for the household staples. […]

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Frank Drove at 12!

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1936 NASH

What do you mean, Frank could drive when he was 12?! Frank‚Äôs family had the famous Nash. The Nash was very stylish-green body with black running boards. Every few years it was updated with the latest innovations in safety and comfort. It is said that the Nash had the best heating and ventilation system available […]

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Carbide Shenanigans

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What did young boys do for entertainment in the 1930s? Shenanigans with carbide is what was happening in Colorado Springs for Frank and his friends. Franklin talks a lot about carbide in his book and the mischief that he and his friends got into with it. But, what is carbide and how was it used? […]