The first is a 1930 Overland. It had 2 Chevy 4 speed transmissions, with a Ford rear worm
drive differential and wooden spoke wheels up front. This Buggy was built in the early 30's.
The picture is in the Big Cypress. The edge of Lost Dog Prairie. Ellis Whidden is sitting above the drivers side wheel. Mr. Hayman is passenger, Bill is up top with "the Cook". My great Grandfather, Bennett Whidden traveled with Dr. Gainey and Lubey Yomens in the Everglades and they always brought "Cook" along, who was the cook. I never heard his name. My Grandpa (Ellis Whidden) always called him "Cook".
Here is a model A buggy. It was Dr. Gainey's, but Jim Whidden (Grandpa's little brother) drove it every where.
Model A on Buckskin Prairie! My Grandfather (Ellis Whidden) said he and his Dad were on Lost Dog Prairie for the first time in 1928.
This Page Created August 12,2001 Pictures and information above provided by Randy Whidden.(Randy would be the grandson of Ellis Whidden and the great grandson of Bennett Whidden)
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