cars, trucks, and motorcycles
table rock's very own reo speed wagon, our 1924 fire truck
The above photo of Table Rock's 1924 REO Speedwagon fire truck was shared by Mike Olson, grandson of Gordon Bethel, founder of the Table Rock Historical Society. With it, Mike said:
I am Mike Olson, second in from the right , in the dark blue shirt. The rest are my buddies from Minnesota.
We were on a motorcycle trip , I believe it was summer 1972. We stopped in Table Rock for a couple of days to visit my grandfather Gordon Bethel. He took us through his museum and snapped this photo of us. He was quite amazing in his knowledge of most every piece in the museum, right down to knowing who it had belonged to. He was a very inspiring person to have as my grandfather.
The third article on the left is a story about Sam Schuetz and his runaway tractor, an event that occurred "down the hill from the Buchholz garage." It was in the June 6, 1957 Argus.
The photo above was the subject of an interesting discussion on Facebook in January 2018.
GLEN CARMAN: '32 Chevy, note the doors in the hood.
LARRY LAYDEN: Noticed one for sale on Google for $65,000. Fish not included.
ROD TRIMMER: I think this is a '32 three-window coupe. A Ford.
GLEN CARMAN: '32 Chevy with 1936 Chevy stamped steel wheels with 6.00 by 16 tires, common in the era, stock wheels were wire and used an 18 inch tire. Besides, the '32 Ford three-window couple had had the door hinges in the back, often called a suicide door.
ROD TRIMMER: You're right. The '32 coupe did have suicide doors. I stand corrected.
GLEN CARMAN: No harm, no foul. Stuff like this makes the group interesting. I get tagged in old Lincoln photos to identify the age by the cars.