My wife and I first became acquainted with the Canned Hams in the 70's when we bought a 50's Shasta that we used at San Onofre Surfing Beach and on a road trip to Washington State (during the Mt. Saint Helen's eruption. We loved the wood and the utility of it and eventually sold it for more then we paid for after a number of years.
My wife was in Utah this year and called to say she had found a trailer in a vacant lot very similar to our old one. Looked fairly clean and intact. Here's a picture of where she found it as they were just driving by:
|There she at...in a fellow's lot with shoe polish signs in the window
First thing I discovered when I checked the VIN number on the tongue was that this was no Shasta....it was a Catolac Deville that was made in El Monte, California. If you believed the VIN number... it was made in 1952 but according to some folks who have worked on Deville's, they think the 1959 number might be accurate. No matter to us but someday I would like to solve the mystery of when the trailer was actually built. Here's a few more pictures from the Utah lot:
|I told her to offer $500 cash and walk away if he didn't take it.
|He took it
I'll post more pictures of our initial findings and how things have evolved.
I'll leave you with a picture taken on our front porch here at our place. We are already blessed to live in a beautiful surrounded by nature.
|Our morning coffee view....