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  1. 1937Packard - Here's the story we pieced together on our Henderson: http://fountainheadauto.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-dose-of-hendersons.html
  2. 1937Packard - Yes, a farrier converted it into a truck for his business.
  3. The restoration notes written by Ralph Dunwoodie on our Compound are quite impressive and show a lot of attention was paid to accuracy, if not quality. Still, it appears to have been a top-notch job. I should add that, unlike many museums, we drive all but our most fragile cars. There's a shaky video of the Compound .
  4. Our 1906 Compound received a Gold Star restoration while at Harrah's, and they did a beautiful job. In fact, several people have told us it was the best restoration job Harrah's ever did. We've had to do a little touch up since acquiring it in 2007, but not much.
  5. Conway, thank you for checking your slides for our Henderson. I would indeed be interested in a list of the cars you saw. You can e-mail it to me a projectsATfdifairbanks.com. We don't have print versions of those particular e-cards. We have a number of printed postcards for sale, although our museum book is a more cost-effective purchase if you want a lot of photos. However, the 1904 Buckmobile and 1928 Pierce-Arrow in the e-cards are not in the book (nor is the Henderson). If you need one of those photos, I'd be happy to send it via e-mail. Cheers, Nancy
  6. Thank you for the information, Doug. It's always nice to learn more about the history of our museum's cars and their previous owners.
  7. It's been a team effort by the museum owner Tim Cerny, manager Willy Vinton and admin assistant Derik Price. Almost every car was selected because it exemplifies a significant or unusual development in American automotive technology or design--and we prefer cars that can still be driven. Several were chosen because they either are among, or represent, the earliest automobiles in Alaska (Sheldon, White Steamer, Chalmers-Detroit, Franklin). Which reminds me, we're still looking for Thomas Flyer, Pope-Toledo and Pierce Great Arrow... A Duesenberg would also round out the collection nicely, in cas
  8. Neil, thanks for the info. There sure were a lot of great museums that went defunct, but we're delighted to have cars from the likes of Walt Meyers and Austie Clark in ours. We drive all but a few of our autos, and the Buckmobile looks like a fun one. The Henderson (yep, it's a car) still needs some work, but hopefully we'll get to work on it soon. - Nancy
  9. An interesting development to this old thread: our museum just purchased the 1904 Buckmobile that resided in the Bridgewater Museum and was restored by Joe Whitney. I wouldn't have guessed it had a connection to our Henderson! --Nancy
  10. Thank you for your replies! I'll definitely follow-up on the articles mentioned.
  11. I recently learned that our 1914 Henderson once resided in a Bridgewater, NY museum owned by a man named Walter Meyer. Does anyone remember that museum and/or Mr. Meyer? Of course, if anyone has a photo of our Henderson in his museum we'd be very interested in seeing it!
  12. Okay, I think photo #597 beats any of mine for the most kids packed in a car! Here's Nash Standard 6 that tried to go for a swim in the Chena River in Fairbanks.
  13. Hey T-Head, how about a contest for the most people in a car? Here's a load of folks in a Great Arrow, Saurer truck and White Steamer. The first two were taken in Fairbanks and the third one in Valdez.
  14. Ford Probe always gave me the shivers. I would never buy a car with a name like that in a million years. It would be perfect for a proctologist, though.
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