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The Beginning of RV

In 1910, there were few gas stations, few paved roads, and no highways but this is the year that America’s leading historians cite as the beginning of modern RV industry.Created by: PICRYLDated: 2016
Washington, D.C. A demonstration of FSA (Farm Security Administration) trailers. Linking up for the parade
In the late 1910s, there were few gas stations, few paved roads, and no highways was a time that America’s leading historians call the beginning of modern RV. In 1920s people who traveled like this were referred to as 'tin can tourists'. As time progressed, trailers became attractive, comfortable and earned a new name "house trailer" in the 1930s and 1940s.
In the late 1930s, during the Great Depression, FSA (Federal Farm Security Administration) built trailer camps to assist childless couples and families of one and two children in moving in areas where new factories were​ built, and labor was in demand. In 2005, FEMA provided temporary emergency housing using thousands of travel trailers.
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Camping Trailers

Camping Trailers

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Koreshan Unity family camping

Koreshan Unity family camping

Local call number:KOR0066...Title: Koreshan Unity family camping...Date: circa 1920s...Physical descrip: 1 photoprint - b&w - 3 x 5 in....Series Title: Koreshan Unity Collection ( http://floridamemory.com/phot... more

Preparations to Raise a Trailer House

Preparations to Raise a Trailer House

Pine Ridge Agency: Miscellaneous Photographs

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War In...

This image is one of the images made by photographers working in Stryker's unit as it existed in a succession of government agencies: the Farm Security Administration (1937-1942). The photographs of the Farm S... more

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War In...

This image is one of the images made by photographers working in Stryker's unit as it existed in a succession of government agencies: the Farm Security Administration (1937-1942). The photographs of the Farm S... more