Similar, but Different

In 1910, Floyd Clymer, then age 14, and his younger brother, Bill (age 11), attempted to drive from Denver to Spokane by themselves in a Flanders 20.   They followed rough, rocky roads through the open prairies and high desert, sleeping out in the open beside clumps of sagebrush.  Now much of their route (between Laramie and Walcott, WY) can be driven on I-80.  When they broke down west of Laramie, they found the railroad tracks heading west and walked to the nearest flagging station where they sent a telegram home asking for spare parts.

The youngest of the five us are also ages 14 and 11.

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3 thoughts on “Similar, but Different”

  1. Today I got to meet you at the Bakersfield Aport with Sueane Lamb.
    It was a pleasure to meet you all and seeing the Model T’s . Thank you for taking the time to talk with us. wishing you a safe trip Home.

    Sincerely
    Anne-Marie Truax
    Amtruax@aol.com

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