What is camping all about?
These photos tell the story. But pay close attention to the campers. Not your average group.
Its about relaxing
Picture above: Henry Ford (founder of the Ford Motor Company), Thomas Edison (the most prolific inventor of his time, including the light bulb, motion camera and so much more) President Warren Harding (29th President of USA) and Harvey Firestone (founder of Firestone Tyres) on a Vagabonds Camping Trip, 1921
Harvey Firestone Jr., John Burroughs (naturalist and essayist on nature) Harvey Firestone and Thomas Edison (1916)
Gazing on nature from your campsite
Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, John Burroughs and Henry Ford at Camp Wolf Creek Narrows, West Virginia, 1918
Sleeping in a tent
Henry Ford outside a tent, 1923
Just sitting quietly, taking in the serenity
Thomas Edison Relaxing on a "Vagabonds" Camping Trip, 1921
Getting back to basics
Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Harvey Firestone, part of the self-proclaimed Vagabonds, are shown shaving and washing up during their 1921 camping trip.
John Burroughs and Henry Ford with a cross-cut saw, about 1914
Bonding with old and new friends
Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, 1923
Clara Ford, 1923
Camping gear may have gotten more sophisticated over the years, but the reasons to camp, remain the same.
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