FORWARD OPERATING BASE OLLIE By Larry Mountainborn Harmon With the military many years behind, some of the terminology seems to have remained. I had used the term FOB, an acronym for Forward Operating Base, in a conversation with the Oliver sales manager. Betty and I were describing our camping style and where we wanted […]
One year, almost to the day, had passed, since Betty and I laid eyes on the first Oliver Legacy Elite that we had ever seen. That had been at the first River Valley Egg Rally, in Van Buren Arkansas. On this particular day, we were at the River Valley Egg Rally number two, with other new Oliver […]
TEN OLIVER YEARS AGO By Larry Mountainborn Harmon Ten years have went by ever so fast ! And, it seems just like yesterday. It was well after dark as we had left the Oliver Plant in Hohenwald. The factory crew had stayed over late to finish up a few things and we hit the road. It had […]
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Thank you behalf of the Oliver team to the : McKnight’s, Goodspeed’s, Rasmussen’s, Lister’s, Thompson’s, Ha’s, Phelps, Hileman’s, and Haynes. Happy Camping!!!!
Dave and Toni Haynes are from Morgan Hill, CA. Morgan Hill is a city in Santa Clara County, California. The city is located in the southernmost portion of Silicon Valley.With origins back to the Rancho period of California, the area initially started as the seat of the Rancho Ojo del Agua de la Coche, of […]
The Hileman’s are from Raleigh NC. Raleigh was born as what is known as a “planned” city, which would suggest that somebody wanted it and that there are probably those who love it very much. Which of course is good. Unplanned cities very often grow up to have complexes, insecurities and such. Raleigh has no […]
Dave and Nancy are from Portland OR. Portland is named after the city on the coast of Maine (which was named after the English Isle of Portland), the Oregon settlement began to be populated in the 1830s near the end of the Oregon Trail. Its water access provided convenient transportation of goods, and the timber […]
Chung Ha is from Anchorage Alaska. Alaska is th largest state in the United States. History of Anchorage, Alaska. Originally settled as a tent city near the mouth of Ship Creek in 1914, a town site was platted the following year alongside the bluff to the south. Anchorage was mostly a company town for the […]
Don Thompson is from North Liberty Iowa. It was originally known as “Big Bottom” or “North Bend” (in reference to its location near the bend of the Iowa River) by its earliest settlers and was later known as “Squash Bend” before the city was platted as North Liberty in 1857.
Lanham Lister and his family are from Waterloo, IL. The history of Waterloo dates back to the late 18th century when Captain James Moore, a member of George Rogers Clark’s expedition into the Illinois Country in 1778, led his family and a party of 4 other families from Virginia into the region. In the spring […]
Leonard and Linda are from Port Angeles, WA.The City’s harbor was dubbed Puerto de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles (Port of Our Lady of the Angels) by Spanish explorer Francisco de Eliza in 1791. By the mid-19th century, after settlement by English speakers from the United States, the name was shortened and partially anglicized to its […]
John and Marianne are from San Antonio, Texas, which is a major city in south-central Texas with a rich colonial heritage. The Alamo, an 18th-century Spanish mission preserved as a museum, marks an infamous 1836 battle for Texan independence from Mexico. Following the San Antonio River, the miles-long River Walk is a landmark pedestrian promenade lined […]
Russ and Janie are from York County was created on August 19, 1749 from part of Lancaster County and named either for the Duke of York, an early patron of the Penn family, or for the city and shire of York in England. Its county seat is the city of York. York County is located […]
Geoff Wheeler and companion’s are from Northfield, Minnesota. Northfield, Minnesota, is located along the shores of the Cannon River. It is home to the famous First National Bank of Northfield Minnesota, there the notorious Frank and Jesse James and other members of the James-Younger Gang were halted on Sept 7, 1876, were an attempt to […]
Rich, Donna and their daughter are from Sutton, Vermont. The Town of Sutton is located in the northernmost part of Caledonia County(3,267 ft) with its ski slopes, and to the north is the dramatic Willoughby Gap.
Greg and Janet Gato, are from Big Pine Key, FL., which is part of the Florida Keys & Key West. The original inhabitants of the Keys were the Native American Indians. Indian tribes such as the Calusa and Tequesta were living in the Keys when the Spanish discovered Florida in the 1500’s. In 1513, during […]
Welcome Bruce and Kathryn Olive. Bruce and Kathryn Olive of Durham, NC look forward to hitting the road in their Oliver, accompanied by Oscar the pug. When not traveling around America and Canada, they can be found gardening, painting, welding or doing loops in their restored biplane.
Bruce and Kathryn Olive of Durham, NC look forward to hitting the road in their Oliver, accompanied by Oscar the pug. When not traveling around America and Canada, they can be found gardening, painting, welding or doing loops in their restored biplane.