Homestead, Florida to Huachuca City, Arizona

holsum-truck-blog

 

Found this delightful truck ready to be converted into an RV!  The sign on the side says “Fuchs Baking Company, Est. 1912, Homestead, FL”.

It was no doubt a very long and bumpy ride across the country for this vehicle, although there is some chance it was transported by flatbed trailer.

Can anyone identify the car?  I think the nameplate on the front said “Ford”, but not certain.  The “instrument panel” was a bunch of small, old batteries, but it was not possible to know if that is really the way it was back then, or if there are a lot of the parts missing from the inside.

Holsum Bakeries was a landmark in South Miami in the 50’s and probably before and beyond.  I moved there with my family in 1949, but haven’t lived there since 1985.  Every year at Christmastime they would have a huge creche in front of their building.  Looks like it is a shopping center now, but I have not seen it.  I found a picture on the net of the entrance to the shopping center, but it is so garish that I am not going to put a pointer to it here.

I found on the net this more satisfying picture of the Christmas display.  It was really something in person to the young child I was back then.  I didn’t get to see it every year, but I remember it well.

holsum-bakery

From the State Archives of Florida

I never expected this flood of memories when I woke up this morning!

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About judilyn

RV'er, foody, caregiver, knowledge seeker
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10 Responses to Homestead, Florida to Huachuca City, Arizona

  1. I can sum my knowledge about cars with “it has 4 wheels” – so can’t help much with that. But I love the shape of it and the photo. 🙂

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  2. kfears70s says:

    Oh man, I can imagine pulling into some snooty Campground with that – you know, one of the CG’s that say no rigs older than 10 years!

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  3. sandtalker says:

    You were right next door to me if you took that picture in Huachuca City…

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