Greetings from Seattle, Washington, USA

Friday, January 17, 2014

1941 July 9 --> 12

We are taking a look at the memory book created by Charlotte Isham after she and Anne Hausmann (two young school teachers) took a road trip of over 11,000 miles across America in 1941.  The journey begins here and continues below, July 9 through 12, as they venture into Canada, attend the Calgary Stampede, and return to the US in eastern Washington.

July 9

Heavens Peak, Glacier National Park - Altitude 8987'

July 10

Grand Stand & Reserved Seat $1 ... wonder what it would be today?

USA - Canada Border Monument

July 11

Gas 35¢ a gallon!

Known today as the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel

July 12

"Biggest structure ever built" ... wow!  Even for 1941!

To be continued as the teachers arrive in Seattle, Washington.

Thanks for stopping by John's Island.


  1. I love this series you are doing. Gas 35 cents a gallon! Hard to imagine!

  2. WOW! The price of gas was something else.