Vintage travel trailers at The Old Mill

By David Fleet
At 7 p.m., May 10, the Old Mill Museum, 366 Mill St., Ortonville will host Atlas Township resident Dawn Bastian who will discuss the evolution of the Dawn BastianTin Can Tourists Vintage RV Club which is celebrating it’s 100 year birthday this year.
“The Tin Can Tourists vintage RV club started back at the beginning of the automobile,” said Bastian, a member for the past 15 years. “It was the beginning of travel in the United States— Henry Ford and his Model T, roads were getting better and tourism with the automobile was on the rise.”
Bastian will talk about the Lincoln Highway streching from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. She will discuss the once Ortonville based Beemer Coach Co. and will bring her meticulous, painstaking restored vintage 1966 Scottie and 1962 Holiday House trailers. Bastian has traveled with these trailers on the Lincoln Highway pulled with a 1966 Chevy II, to Florida and on a circle tour of Michigan. The event is free.

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