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PostSubject: The Susanville Wagon   Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:24 pm

The Susanville Wagon

This thread shows some of the varied scenery that is near where I live, as many folks from other places hear California, and think just of Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

One of the derby drivers in the north state called, and he had picked up a Plymouth wagon, to either sell or trade for derby cars. This was a couple hundred miles each way, so I took the day off to go there. The trip basically took me north up the valley, then across the Sierra range, and into the desert on the other side.
Being as this was a long trip, I took photos on the fly.
Lake Almanor, about 5,000 feet in elevation-
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Just east of Susanville near where my destination was, I saw this late thirties humpback delivery-
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After picking up the car, I ate a burger at a small diner along the way. Headed east through Susanville-
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The climb out of Susanvillle is steep, but the old diesel pulled it fine. Back to the tree line now-
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Still plenty of snow up on the summit. I have seen as much as 20 feet piled along the highway in the middle of winter. The snowpack provides us with water in the summertime.
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Comin' down the mountain, near Lake Almanor-
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I pulled over at a turn out to check the load and tie downs. Now back into the foothills, no longer a forest, just Manzanita and puckerbrush-
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The Wagon I picked up, '58 Sport Suburban-
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The gate had been replaced with one from a dodge at one time-
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In the rolling hills just East of Red Bluff, volcanic rock was scattered for miles and miles-
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A few miles from home, back in farm country-
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PostSubject: Re: The Susanville Wagon   Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:34 pm

John when I was about 18 I worked at Meadow Valley lumber co In Quincy Cal, I think that was sort of close to SusanVile wasn't it. I had my 51 Ford Victoria then Smile Beautiful country.

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PostSubject: Re: The Susanville Wagon   Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:12 am

Great post [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] thanks John cheers that goon looks pretty solid too Twisted Evil nice score mate

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PostSubject: Re: The Susanville Wagon   Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:40 am

Thanks John. I always enjoy going on a trip with you and the wagon looks like it was well worth picking up. :John Big M:

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PostSubject: Re: The Susanville Wagon   Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:20 am

GREAT photos John. Thanks so much for posting them. You have quite a range of landscape there in CA. I was out in SanFrancisco in late '03. Unfortunately I did not get out and about...stayed in the city. The next time I want to get out and look around. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to share your trip with us. That wagon looks really straight and solid. Would love to see that one brought back. Rarely see nice wagons.

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PostSubject: Re: The Susanville Wagon   Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:42 pm

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John when I was about 18 I worked at Meadow Valley lumber co In Quincy Cal, I think that was sort of close to SusanVile wasn't it. I had my 51 Ford Victoria then Smile Beautiful country.

My best friend just sold his house there in Meadow Valley.
You're right, it's not too far from Susanville.

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PostSubject: Re: The Susanville Wagon   Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:53 pm

John they were a little town Now that was back in the 60's just before I went into the Army, I beleive it is Between Quincy and The Saw mill , Can't remeber the name, But I can remember my friends name Terry English, His dad owned the whole town. Problhy Im guessing probly 100 to 200 Population Smile

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PostSubject: Re: The Susanville Wagon   Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:28 pm

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GREAT photos John. Thanks so much for posting them. You have quite a range of landscape there in CA. I was out in SanFrancisco in late '03. Unfortunately I did not get out and about...stayed in the city. The next time I want to get out and look around. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to share your trip with us. That wagon looks really straight and solid. Would love to see that one brought back. Rarely see nice wagons.

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My young friend in North Carolina is very interested in the car, so it may have found a home already.

If you ever make it back to this coast, please look us up, you can spend the day looking at old relics here.

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PostSubject: Re: The Susanville Wagon   Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:29 pm

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Great post [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] thanks John cheers that goon looks pretty solid too Twisted Evil nice score mate

Thanks, Steve, it has a little rust, but definitely restorable.

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PostSubject: Re: The Susanville Wagon   Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:30 pm

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Thanks John. I always enjoy going on a trip with you and the wagon looks like it was well worth picking up. :John Big M:

Thanks, Chrissy, I'll try to take a camera along more often. I will be picking up a '59 Dodge wagon Friday in the Bay area.

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PostSubject: Re: The Susanville Wagon   Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:36 pm

great pics John beaiful scenery and awesome wagon man California sure is pretty.
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PostSubject: Re: The Susanville Wagon   Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:22 pm

This car now belongs to a young man from the east coast, he's been helping out around here, and has the car now running well and drivable. He'll eventually drive it home cross country.

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