Beaver car

Barbara Need bhneed at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 9 20:41:48 UTC 2008

Is anyone else familiar with this term? It refers to a station wagon
with wood (veneer) sides. A game we played on trips when I was a
child (1960s) was to be the first to spot a "beaver car". I do not
know how the phrase originated (I will ask my mom when I next speak
to her). It is possible it has something to do with visits we made to
friends in Beaver Falls, PA (from near Cleveland), but I don't know.

I tried to do a Google search, but what seemed to be getting was car
dealerships in places with Beaver as (part of) the name.

Barbara Need

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