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Haggard family car (1926 Chevrolet) with trailer, during trip from Oklahoma to California

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Haggard family car (1926 Chevrolet) with trailer, during trip from Oklahoma to California
Lillian Haggard Hoge

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This object appears in the following sections:


The People's Highway: Route 66, 1930s–1940s
The People's Highway: Route 66, 1930s–1940s — The Haggard family: “Headed west toward California”

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Flossie Haggard’s Empire camera


Haggard family car with trailer on the way to California from Oklahoma
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection

The Haggards moved from Oklahoma to California with a 1926 Chevrolet sedan and a cargo trailer.

Details
Date Made:
1935
Dates Used:
1926 - 1935
Locations:
California, Oklahoma
History
James F. and Flossie Haggard left Oklahoma in 1935 after a fire destroyed their barn and its contents. The Haggards and their children, Lillian and James Lowell, made their home near Bakersfield, and James found work with the Santa Fe Railway. Another son, Merle, was born in Bakersfield and began his singing career there.

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