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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona

Travel Rob ·
Notice on the 1910 Model G Touring car, it's a right hand drive car. Most early US 1900 cars were because drivers of horse drawn carriages sat on the right. The US only started to change when Ford put a left hand drive on a 1908 Model T so passengers didn't have to enter the car in oncoming traffic.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona

PHeymont ·
I’ve heard that, but I’ve also always wondered if it were true, since a driver holding the reins on a horse or horses would want to be able to exert equal force on either side…and all the pictures I can find of buggy drivers seem to show the driver in the middle! One site I just looked at suggests that Ford made the switch to make it easier for passengers to get in and out, by moving the driver away from the curb; the same site suggests that in the early days on the Continent, right-hand was...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona

Travel Rob ·
It is amazing the different stories there are! And because of all the different car manufactures there might be truth to a lot the stories. About the horse carriages,the pictures I've have seen of the old carriages is the driver sitting on the right , especially if theres two seats up front, because a right handed person would want to use the whip with his right hand and not whip the passengers.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona

Travel Rob ·
Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona

PHeymont ·
The pictures I found on my quick look were all of NY and Montreal tourist buggy drivers...and I since realized that they must be a special case because...even more important than the whip, probably...you have to sit on the side where the lever for the brake is!
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Re: Life in the Sonora Desert

Travel Luver ·
Full of life, but those spines look pretty hostile to me!
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Re: Life in the Sonora Desert

Travel Rob ·
For sure you have to watch where you walk, because if you brush up against a cactus, it seems to latch on to you.
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Re: June 13, 2016. Western Collared Lizard, Tucson, Arizona

Travel Rob ·
Great photo! I really like that area of the country and am looking forward to future visits!
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Re: A Visit to the “Spine Garden:”Cactus in Arizona’s Sonora Desert

DrFumblefinger ·
As it snows and storms outside, a welcome diversion! I find all cacti interesting but there's something captivating about the saguaro forest around Tucson. While visiting Saguaro National Park (years ago, before it was a national park), I remember a newspaper clipping tacked onto the park's information board. The headline read something like "Saguaro cactus involved in double homocide". Seems a drunk yahoo with a shotgun drove out to the desert to kill himself a giant saguaro. He did, the...
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Re: A Visit to the “Spine Garden:”Cactus in Arizona’s Sonora Desert

GarryRF ·
I love to travel in the winter to hot countries - who doesn't ? But apart from the obvious reasons you get access to rare and strange fruit that just doesn't travel well. Star fruit, Custard apples, Salak and Prickly pears ! PRICKLY PEARS Delicious !!
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Re: A Visit to the “Spine Garden:”Cactus in Arizona’s Sonora Desert

Former Member ·
You actually can eat those fruits?
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Re: A Visit to the “Spine Garden:”Cactus in Arizona’s Sonora Desert

PHeymont ·
It may seem a little surprising, but yes…it’s food! I always wonder about things like this: Who was the first human desperate enough to try eating a spiny thistle (the one we call an artichoike!)
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Re: A Visit to the “Spine Garden:”Cactus in Arizona’s Sonora Desert

Travel Rob ·
Spending time in the Tucson area, I've learned to appreciate cacti even more. What amazes me is how many tall saguaro there are because it takes so long for them to grow.
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Re: A Visit to the “Spine Garden:”Cactus in Arizona’s Sonora Desert

DrFumblefinger ·
I love the Saguaro forest around Tucson. Especially in the spring when the cacti are in bloom!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 11, 2015: Cactus Wren, Arizona

PortMoresby ·
Very nice! Also love the ocotillo.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 11, 2015: Cactus Wren, Arizona

Marilyn Jones ·
So beautiful; excellent photos!!
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A Visit to the “Spine Garden:”Cactus in Arizona’s Sonora Desert

PHeymont ·
 Even a non-artist like me can make you think of the desert with just a few squiggles of a felt-tip marker. See above? I did it already…and what does the trick is that everyone has seen the image forever, even though the cactus in the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 11, 2015: Cactus Wren, Arizona

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the prettiest songs you'll hear in the desert of the Southwestern United States and central Mexico is that of the cactus wren, the state bird of Arizona.  It's the largest American wren and  frequently nests within a cactus...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona

Travel Rob ·
          1932 Model 163 Deluxe Pursuit One of things I love about traveling is discovering new things. I've loved old cars my whole life,  but still learn about auto manufacturers I previously...
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June 13, 2016. Western Collared Lizard, Tucson, Arizona

DrFumblefinger ·
A beautiful Western Collared Lizard is spotted sunning itself on a rock near Tucson.
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Life in the Sonora Desert

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us a look at the beautiful Sonora Desert near Tucson Arizona
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Sunset in the Sonora Desert/Tucson Area

Travel Rob ·
Sunset in the Sonora Desert/Tucson Area
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