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11-06-2017, 07:13 AM
a few weeks ago i watched a episode of DEATH VALLEY DAYS. it was about a man who made wheel barrows. as the episode progressed the man was despondent over lack of sales. so he told hts friend that he was leaving the state and was going to move to INDIANA. i still had no clue what this was all about untill later in the episode when started building wagons in SOUTH BEND INDIANA. well you probably guess it by now. yeah you are right it was the start of STUDEBAKER. this episode was 50 years old. i just thought you guys would like hearing this. LEONARD.:D

Mrs K Corbin
11-07-2017, 06:35 AM
Is it on youtube?

11-07-2017, 08:28 PM
I wonder why they didn't just tell the TRUTH? :confused:

His Nickname was "Wheelbarrow Johnny", he was John Studebaker, and he did not have a sales problem there were PLENTY of Calif. Gold Miners wanting the "Best" Wheelbarrows, his Brothers needed his help and Money to produce the Wagons they had sold to the U.S. Army! :(

Dwain G.
11-07-2017, 10:46 PM
From the imdb........
season 7 episode 19
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31 Jan. 1959
Wheelbarrow Johnny (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0556926/?ref_=ttep_ep19)Innocent John Studebaker arrives in Hangtown hoping to make his fortune as a miner. But con men take advantage and leave him broke. His talent for making wheelbarrows gives him enough for a grubstake until fate intervenes and he begins a different future.

11-08-2017, 02:25 AM



11-14-2017, 12:05 AM
MRS K CORBIN t really don't know. i never thought about that. good idea.

11-14-2017, 12:39 AM
JANUARY issue of classic cars there is a 2 page spread showing 1947 studebakers.

11-15-2017, 01:35 PM
Is it on youtube?
Not that particular episode, though there ARE a number of Death Valley Days episodes. I enjoy seeing those old shows from the fifties and recognizing very young actors who went on to memorable careers.