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Feb 10, 2005 - The Beginnings

"Family Camping" has become popular within the last 30 years. My only recollection of a "tent to stay in" was in the early 50s. One of our neighbors, Mr. Feil, put up a big, long dark green canvas tent from Army days, for a couple of weeks. All us kids in the neighborhood on Chicago's south side thought that it was "just the greatest fun" to play in and around that tent all day, though we did not sleep or stay in it at night. In 1976, Ray & I purchased our very first tent. It was for 6 adults, I believe, and nylon material (yellow & green)....

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