Fun on Wheels: 150 Games, Puzzles, and Brainteasers to Help Parents Keep Children Entertained and at Peace in the Car, 1960

Summary

As the interstate highway system expanded and automobiles became more reliable, the distance of the average automobile trip lengthened. Families traveling long hours looked for ways to occupy restless children while on the road. This book by Dave Garroway, the founding host and popular anchor of NBC's Today TV show (1952-1961), consisted of games, quizzes, riddles, songs, and coin tricks that "guaranteed miles of motoring pleasure."

As the interstate highway system expanded and automobiles became more reliable, the distance of the average automobile trip lengthened. Families traveling long hours looked for ways to occupy restless children while on the road. This book by Dave Garroway, the founding host and popular anchor of NBC's Today TV show (1952-1961), consisted of games, quizzes, riddles, songs, and coin tricks that "guaranteed miles of motoring pleasure."

Artifact

Book

Date Made

1960

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

87.135.655

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Automobile Club of Michigan.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)
Red
Yellow

Dimensions

Height: 7.438 in

Width: 5 in

Inscriptions

front cover: "Harry Rogan / copy"

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