A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tuesday Trailer Trash

Elora, Tennessee

I came up this poor trailer on a little back road of Tennessee.  There's not much hope for this old gal.  At one time someone has attached corrugated tin all along the outside walls trying give her a bit more life.
I am afraid she's seen her days.

I like the name of the little town I had just passed through a few miles back - Elora.


  1. I like how the renovator went to the trouble of attaching additional corrugated metal to the sides of the windows, to resemble shutters, sort of. Very interesting pattern of vegetation in the foreground, I think. On another topic -- So how many outboard motors did you collect on this trip?

  2. The picture makes me wonder about the history of that trailer, and the sad tales it would tell.

  3. That is a luxury home to some people.Shame its seen better days. you should have positioned yourself sitting on the step of that old home and taken a self portrait.

  4. Hi John...I see your still posting some funny stuff!!
    From the "Leaning Tower of Britten USA", to Huckleberry Funeral Services
    you keep coming up with some good one ; )!!

    Then there is trailer trash haha!!
    Looks like somebody just hauled the old gal out to the back forty, and dumped her in the dried field of some crop!!
    It is a mystery!!

  5. yeah, poor thing is about gone.

  6. Unfortunately there are a lot of old abandoned trailers littering the countryside now. Not like a wooden house that will fall down and return to nature.
    Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog post Rockabilly Highway.
    When you were in Elora, TN to make above photo, if you were to go west on Highway 64 towards Memphis, you would come to Selmer where the Rockabilly Mural is. However, there is a By-pass around the town itself, so you might not even notice where you were. The mural is downtown on a side street. Selmer is in southwest Tennessee where Highway 64 (east/west) crosses Highway 45 (north/south). Maybe you can see it next time you wander over this way.
    Have a beautiful day!
    Lea's Menagerie

  7. These were cheaply made and roughly used.

  8. I always wonder how some towns get there names.


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