Tin Can Tourists – Earliest Snowbirds?

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Those sunny Florida beaches have been a draw for adventurers since it was first discovered. What better place to escape the cold Winters up North?

Take some time to visit an Internet Museum webpage we found to see early camping photos and to learn more about these early travelers – “The Tin Can Tourists of Tampa”.

The Twentieth Century Pioneer
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“With the arrival of the 20th century, Americans continued in the pioneering spirit of their forebears and took to their automobiles to explore the great unknown. Thousands of Americans packed their vehicles with their tents, an extra 5-gallon can of gasoline, lots of canned food, and a spare tire or two, and began exploring the country in a manner not unlike Lewis and Clark.  They became the symbol of restless, adventuresome America, overflowing with curiosity.  These were the Tin Can Tourists.”

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About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

Posted on April 14, 2015, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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