Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Shorpy's Kissel Military Highway Scout Kar

From the March 3, 2015, Shorpy "Meet Me at Multnomah: 1918.

Multnomah Falls, Oregon, circa 1918 "Kissel Military Highway Scout Kar..  The camouflage-painted car.  Photo by Christopher Helin.  The beautiful waterfall is in the background, but the camouflaged car is parked in the foreground.  On the side of it is a circle with the words "Military Highway Scout Kar **  Service First."

This car raises all sorts of questions.  Was there a Kissell Military Highway out in Oregon?  Why is the car painted in camouflage?  The year 1918 was one in which the United States was fighting in World War I.  Did it have something to do with that?

I'll have to look into it.

And What Was It With the Word "Kar?"  --RoadDog

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