Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


This old Studebaker out in the forest along one of our walking trails always makes my wife and I wonder.  We wonder how long it's been there and what was its history?  Studebaker stopped making vehicles in 1966 after nearly 70 years of making cars. I'm sure someone knows more about this car and the families that rode in it, but now it's becoming part of the forest.  It is slowly being covered by mosses and small trees growing up through it.  I always have a moral debate when the 'clean up the old car' movement happens every few years in the Bella Coola Valley.  Should I  tell people about this one so we can clean up the forest and recycle the steel?  I always decide not to condemn it and send it back to the big steel melting pot. 
It's likely been 30 or 40 years in this location and just watching the progression of plants slowing reclaiming the site is more than interesting but this old car is forming a permanent piece of our history.  There's no more Studebakers being made out there and maybe to someone, someday this old derelict hunk of steel will be important?  In the meantime the power of nature to take back the forest is always evident when you live in the Rainforest.  Grizzly

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