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The Cate children and the family trailer

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The Cate children and the family trailer
Courtesy of Virginia C. Gove and family, in loving memory of David C. and Gregory C. Gove

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Family Camping: York Beach, Maine, 1930s
Family Camping: York Beach, Maine, 1930s — Decatur Motor Camp

RELATED OBJECTS
Vagabond Coach


Cate children by trailer
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
Details
Date Made:
about 1940
Locations:
Maine, New Hampshire
History
Every summer in the late 1930s and 1940s, the Cate family of Lakeport, New Hampshire-Eben, Vernie, Rudolph, and Virginia-towed their Trav-L-Coach house trailer to York Beach, Maine, for a week at Decatur Motor Camp. Keeping house in their vacation cottage on wheels, they relaxed, took walks on the beach, and swam in the Atlantic Ocean.

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