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See America First, Part III: At Journey’s End

Over the next three weeks, we’ll be featuring Dale Schwamborn’s account of the 1965 “See America First” tour of the American West. Two weeks ago, Dale learned he’d be embarking on another great adventure – with a very special guest. Last week, the group visited three majestic Western locations. Grand Tetons: July 6-13, 1965 If Atlas were to become indifferent to his duty of fending off the enclosing heavens, he could find proxy in the Grand Tetons. Rising above a 7000-foot base, the massive granite silently guides the four winds along their troubled paths. Jackson Hole has been synonymous with the

See America First, Part II: The Marvels of the West

Over the next three weeks, we’ll be featuring Dale Schwamborn’s account of the 1965 “See America First” tour of the American West. Last week, Dale learned he’d be embarking on another great adventure – with a very special guest. This week, the group visits three majestic Western locations. The Grand Canyon: June 23-26, 1965 Nestled between the scrub pines of the Grand Canyon and the National Parks’ Ranger School, our caravan of Airstream trailers settled down. Lynda’s led the way; it also housed Mrs. Marta Ross, press secretary and Mrs. Carolyn Bennett Patterson, chairman of the Wally Byam Foundation Board


See America First, Part I: Lynda Bird Johnson

Over the next three weeks, we’ll be featuring Dale Schwamborn’s account of the 1965 “See America First” tour of the American West. This week, Dale introduces the trip – and the special guest that joined them on their journey. By 1965, caravanning had become an integral part of what Airstream represented. An incalculable number of miles and days had been spent traveling; curious adventurers crossed the world in awe. Within the perimeter of our own nation, the excitement of travel lured us to visit summer palaces, majestic mountains, and lyrical waterways. That year, President Johnson inaugurated a program called “See


Wally’s Creed, Part II

Airstream trailers have been seen all over the world. Caravans traveled through North America, Central America, Cuba, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and from Singapore across Asia all the way to Portugal (including Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union)! In Africa, the Caravan crossed roads, rough terrain, washboards, quagmires, and even endured blinding dust. But every night, you could find a bath, shower, dinner, and a clean bed after a long and difficult day. Today, Wally’s promise is just as active today as it was on earlier Caravans. Today’s Airstreamers gather with fellow Caravan members to enjoy camaraderie, fun, food,

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