Security caravan

Security caravan
Caravan President John T. Marston standing with former gubernatorial candidate Richard Preyer, caravan organizers Booger Scales and secretary-treasurer John Farley out front of the security caravan train. Dates from negative sleeve.
October 15, 1965 - October 16, 1965
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3cm x 2cm
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East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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Margaret Scales Oct 19 2009

All the children of the policy holders would board the train which would back up to Winterville. Our father would hire a local ECU fraternity to pose as Indians to raid the train much as what happens on the Tweetsie train in western NC. Not politically correct in today's terms but such fun back then. Dad had all the ideas but Maxine Reel executed most of them.

Waighty Scales Oct 17 2009

Probably 1966. J.T Marston (State Bank President), Richardson Preyer (lost Deomocratic Primary for Governor in 1964), W.M. "Booger" Scales (Scales Agency Insurance) and John Farley (CPA). The Security Caravan hosted 200+ local area businessmen every fall on a passenger train trip to Washington DC. to attend a Redskins Football game. Last known passenger train to depart Greenville NC.The ticket was a life insurance policy with Mr. Scales!

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