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Pages of History: May 1969

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, May of 1969.

A cross-country trip from Massachusetts to Klamath might appropriately be labeled “leave the driving to us” because when the vehicle three hippy-type individuals were driving was stopped near Klamath, nobody but the three occupants could have made the 4,200-mile trip across the many highways without being stopped.

When the car was stopped by the CHP on May 15, the following defects were found: both headlights not workings; no tail lights; no foot brake; the emergency brake was disconnected; no rear vision mirror; and no directional signals.

The driver, cited in the Klamath Justice Court, told Judge William Hopper, “We’ve been working on the car all the way across. In fact, we spent all day yesterday working on the car.”

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