Family Camping Through 48 States

I just ran across this video on

During five summers from 1957 to 1961, the five-member Barstow family of Wethersfield, Connecticut, set out to visit all 48 of the then United States of America on a series of month-long camping trips.

In 2000, Father Barstow added narration to the footage and put it all on VHS for our viewing bliss. Good lord, what a video and what a family. I haven’t finished the whole thing (it’s long) but the intro alone is worth your time.

Watch the video after the jump…


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One Response to Family Camping Through 48 States

  1. Catherine October 27, 2009 at 9:36 pm #

    wow….great videos and a great adventure you guys went on! we camped a lot too but just in California, in the North Coast in the 1960′s…4 daughters and parents that loved the outdoors!

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