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Two Red Cedar Logs Cut and Signed by Henry Ford and "Vagabonds" on Camping Trip, Narrows, Virginia, August 15, 1918

1918-08-15

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

In August 1918, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and naturalist John Burroughs embarked on a camping trip through the central Appalachian Mountain range. The self-named Vagabonds enjoyed hiking, exploring, sightseeing and just being in each other's company. The four Vagabonds and invited guests signed this log -- a souvenir of their outdoors adventure.

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  • Title: Two Red Cedar Logs Cut and Signed by Henry Ford and "Vagabonds" on Camping Trip, Narrows, Virginia, August 15, 1918
  • Date Created: 1918-08-15
  • Location: United States, Virginia, Narrows
  • Subject Keywords: Ford, Henry, 1863-1947, Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931, Burroughs, John, 1837-1921, Firestone, Harvey S., 1898-1973, Firestone, Harvey Samuel, 1868-1938, DeLoach, R. J. (Robert John Henderson), 1873-1964, Vagabonds, Camping, Logs, Signatures (Names)
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Log (Wood)
  • Object ID: 00.1510.5
  • Image ID: THF160611
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. From the Estate of Henry and Clara Ford.

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