Placerville's gold mining heritage retains many of its historical buildings. The brick building here is a 1911 IOOF one. IOOF was a society of modern day crusaders who believed in protecting females and children.
The old 1930s pickup truck is towing what is called a 'tear drop trailer'. These are still being manufactured and are basic camping trailers with a bed in the front and a kitchen in the back.
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ikeharel (59393) 2014-07-05 7:47
To my opinion, Ray, the old trailer has modern outlines, and maybe it is an idea to built new in old style.
Street view under bright daylight well shown.
Have a nice weekend,
tyro (20884) 2014-07-05 8:20
It's nice to know that you guys also call these open-back small trucks "pickup trucks" - that's what we call them here too but I think in Australia and New Zealand they call them "Utes" - after "utility vehicle".
Thanks for your comments and notes on my last picture too. Same here in Britain, most people who restore old cars try to make the restoration as authentic as possible but this pickup truck certainly wouldn't have come out of Detroit with huge fat wheels and tyres like that and the suspension wouldn't have sat nearly so low - so this one has certainly been "modified", even if the engine and other parts are still original.
A super photograph which shows this interesting trailer - we would probably call that a small "caravan" - what a clever idea to have it split into two distinct parts: a bit at the front for sleeping and a different opening at the back with all your food and cooking equipment.
Good light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness - especially when I view it at its full size of 800 pixels wide!
emka (81636) 2014-07-05 10:23
Hi Ray, I like such places with an old charm. Nice house from 1911, very ald as for US standards. But this tear drop trailer is an interesting idea. The place to sleep and kitchen with such small camping trailer. Good one, no need to bother about hotel.
WArm regrads Malgo
Noel_Byrne (25598) 2014-07-06 7:08
Interesting trailer, another lesson in the world today for me! This looks like a great way to camp, and I imagine would be a very successful idea here in Ireland too. Caravans a popular here,but quite expensive and a pain to maintain. I would be happy to spend the night in one of these cool little trailers.