Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

1949 Mercury, lead-free.

From Alex Emond, in south Saskatchewan: "This crouching tiger is up for sale in Eastend. Suicide doors, the sun visor: there's a lot going for this machine. You just don't see these Merc cars nearly as often as the trucks (In Canada, that is--AL).
Eastend is tucked into the Frenchman River valley , in the trees . Nice sleepy little place but still big enough to have most amenities . Fairly close to the Cypress Hills" --AE
Have a look at Mercury Charlie's lead sled, posted on AL a while back.
Colin Washburn caught a '49 Merc in the Sierra foothills.
And John Lennox's first American car--or any car for that matter--a '51 Mercury.
And we've posted previously on Eastend, Sask., which was Wallace Stegner's Whitemud in his memoir of growing up on the prairie, Wolf Willow.

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