Sunday, May 29, 2016

“For 5 weeks in the fall of 1967, a caravan of 13...

"For 5 weeks in the fall of 1967, a caravan of 13 diplomats and their families took a 5,000-mile #roadtrip across the United States to get to know the country better. The trailers were provided by the Wally Byam Foundation, Pontiac supplied the autos and @conoco the gasoline and oil. The only cost to diplomats was their groceries. Pedro Olarte of Colombia told @nytimes that if he had his way, all foreign diplomats in Washington and New York would take to the road at least once to see the "other" United States — "where people are neighborly and courteous and if you ask a question, they don't snarl and say, 'What's-a-matter, can't-you-read?' " This 1967 photo from the @nytimes archives shows a few members of the group pausing to take in this view of the Grand Tetons by Jenny Lake in Wyoming. We'll be sharing more photos from the @nytimes archives this #MemorialDayWeekend. #nytweekender #🗻" By nytimes on Instagram.

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