October 24, 1950: Boyertown Auto Body Works Ships Tour Wagon to Royalty in Ethiopia


By Margaret Leidy Harner from her book One Day at a Time: A Social History of Boyertown, PA

October 24, 1950: The Boyertown Auto Body Works has shipped a “Tour Wagon” to a royal customer, His Imperial Highness, the son of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia.

A tour wagon is designed as comfortable living quarters on wheels. It features a kitchen, bedroom, lavatory with shower, closets, electric lights and heat. (Common today, not so in 1950)

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