Tuesday, May 12, 2015

1937 Vintage Road Trip Scrapbook, Part 12 - Zion National Park, Utah

Part 12 - Zion National Park

Below is one of my favorite pages in the Johnson Family scrapbook. I just love the layout, variety and color. Doesn't it just make you want to go explore those canyons and colorful rock formations?

Here's the page in a little more detail. There's the car decal and a couple postcards titled 'Eastern Portal Zion - Mt. Carmel, Highway Tunnel, Zion National Park, Utah' and 'Zion Canyon, Zion National Park, Utah.'

Below is a beautiful postcard titled 'The Temple of Sinawava, Zion National Park, Utah.'

On the bottom right-hand side of the page was a matchbook cover featuring Zion's Great White Throne!

Next are a couple of items clipped from some publication or other. Below is 'One of the six openings in the famous Zion - Mount Carmel Highway, a world wonder.'

Below is a clipping of the Great White Throne. Plus, it looks like the Johnsons bought something made from the wood of a cholla cactus. The little thing with the green string explains what a cholla is, and how they can grow to be very old. I wonder what their souvenir looked like.

Here's what cholla wood looks like, by the way:

By now, I'm guessing the Johnsons may be tired of the open vistas and long, endless road. Not tired of the wonder of it all - who can ever get tired of that? But maybe they're missing home right about now, and the good ol' LaSalle is feeling a bit cramped. Maybe Joan and Marilyn are getting on each other's nerves. Hard to say. 

But next stop: Los Angeles, California. That's right - the big city, the city of angels, the big kahuna, etc, etc, where they'll spend quite a bit of time.

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