Saturday, May 5, 2012

Edison, Ford, Firestone and President Harding go camping, July 1921

During the week of July 21-27, 1921, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone camped at a site about six miles east of Hancock in Washington County. During the weekend, President Warren G. Harding joined the “vagabonds” — the name the wealthy industrialists gave themselves when they camped together. The 200-acre farm where they made camp was located about one mile north of the National Turnpike along Licking Creek. Today, the campsite lies inside Camp Harding County Park. A plaque memorializes the gathering of these famous campers.























(via Retronaut)

1 comment:

  1. Great images of Edison, Ford, Firestone and President Harding... do you know when camping started?

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