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OK, this is in Michigan, not Florida, but it's some cool family pix from a 1926 Camping trip......how I came to have Camping Roots!

My Mother, Barbara Foley Martin, wrote her memoirs and described this camping trip she remembered from the age of 5.  Going through the family photo archives, I found the pictures of it!  Here's what she wrote about the trip:  "ABOUT CARS.   There never was a time that we didn't have a car.   My first recollection was of a 1926 Buick touring car (see photo).   My dad had a special box made to fit the length and breadth of the running board (it's in the photo!).   It was in this box that he stored his fishing tackle, our tent, cookstove, folding table and stools, folding canvas chairs, and the cots when we made our two camping trips in 1926 and 1927 to Charlevoix, Michigan.   We camped outside of town, in the immediate vicininty of an Indian camp (I think that these were indeed Charlevoix Indians.)   We have pictures of them as they visited our camp, and one especially of me holding an Indian papoose on my lap (wetting)."
 
(Note by Janie)  I'm not sure there is such a thing as Charlevoix Indians....need to investigate this.

My parents and their ancestors were natives of Clark County, Ohio.  To see my Ohio Heritage Photo Album, click the link below

Ohio Heritage Photo Album

Car with custom-made camp box
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L-R: Barbara Foley (age 5), Flo Foley, (other couple not known)

Setting Up Camp...Tents in Background
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A really good view of the open CampBox on the car on the right

Scene At Camp - they did a lot of fishing
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That's Gpa Foley in one of the chairs Mom described and a laundry line in the background

This is Barbara holding the papoose
Barb with papoose.jpg

1926 Buick Touring Car Underway
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This shot must have been taken by the other couple ahead of them.

By the Lakeshore
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L-R: Flo Foley, Barbara Foley, (unknown woman), Art Foley

Indian Family Visits Camp
Indian Family.jpg
There is the Papoose Mom described in her Memoirs!

Boating on the Lake
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Campers visit Indian Tribe
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