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Pete Koltnow writing home

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Pete Koltnow writing home
Courtesy of Peter Koltnow

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This object appears in the following sections:


Guest Curators
Pete's Postcards — Hitchhiking

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Postcard sent by Pete Koltnow from Flagstaff, Arizona


Postcard view of Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona


Pete Koltnow writing home
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection

In 1950 Pete Koltnow hitchhiked from New York to a job in Yuma, Arizona. That summer he wrote postcards to his girlfriend, Dot Witter, who later became his wife. Pete's postcards are used in America on the Move to help tell the story of travel along Route 66.

Details
Date Made:
August 1950
Locations:
Arizona
Credit:
Courtesy of Peter Koltnow

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