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Old 06-14-2018, 11:31 AM   #1
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Travels with charley

You all might have know about this already but did you know that Steinbeck traveled across America in a 1960 Chevy with a custom camper shell in preparation for his book.
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:34 AM   #2
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There is an episode of Dirt Every Day where he talks about it.
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:48 AM   #3
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Ah yes what an adventure that must have been. Where is this display? His truck was a GMC.
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:50 PM   #4
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Ah yes what an adventure that must have been. Where is this display? His truck was a GMC.

Right here in Salinas at the John Steibeck museum and community center in Old Town

My Parents went to high school with John, My mom was a friend of his.
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:54 PM   #5
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cool post, read the book years ago, a good read.did not remember the truck camper set he drove. thanks
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Old 06-15-2018, 01:56 AM   #6
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I'm a huge Steinbeck fan. My wife and I went to Monterey for our honeymoon (19 years ago at the end of the month). We made the trip over to Salinas and the Steinbeck Museum, and I especially liked the truck. It was cool to see Fred paying homage in DED. I want to do my own travels with Charlie trip when I retire.
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Old 06-16-2018, 08:57 AM   #7
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Very neat!
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:10 PM   #8
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Thank you for the post. It was great to see the truck& camper
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