National Geographic : 1952 Nov
Wintering in Florida is easy for retired couples in MOBILE HOMES "We had no more idea of buying a trailer coach than a thrashing machine," says Fred Shank with a smile, "- until one day four years ago when Augusta and I came to visit friends here at Bradenton Trailer Park. That day we bought a TCMA coach and moved in, and we've spent every winter here since!" That's what happens to people who go to Braden- ton Trailer Park-they fall in love with it. Originally a Kiwanis Club community service project, and still under its guidance, Bradenton has grown to be the world's largest trailer park. And no wonder, for here in beautiful tropical surround ings are the finest trailering facilities, landscaped walks, surf bathing, fishing, sports and all kinds of entertainment. THE PARK'S SHUFFLEBOARD COURT is a great attraction. "We're not champions-yet," the Shanks say hopefully. At the big park auditorium entertainment includes dances with music by the park orchestra, special suppers, exhibits, and plays by well-known Broadway troupes. "THIS KITCHEN HAS EVERYTHING," says Mrs. Shank. TCMA coaches come with the latest gas and electric appliances, trim sinks, plastic topped cabinets and ample cupboard space. Mention the National Geographic-It identifies you FREE NEW BOOK Complete information on the newest TCMA mobile homes. Write TCMA, Dept. N-G 112, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago 6, Illinois.