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Highland Hammock State Park Jeep Trains, Sebring, FL

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UPDATE: There’s another Hammock State Park postcard on eBay. The original post is from 2013.

“This is a very cool black/white postcard that shows a jeep “Conducted Tour – Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring Florida” It is unused, but has a hand written date of 1955 on the back. It is in excellent condition.”

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Original Post from 2013:
Highlands Hammock State Park ran tour trains from at least 1948 – 1962.  As the first photo shows, they started with a CJ-2A.  It looks like a set of benches on a platform with wheels.  By 1962, the park shifted to CJ-5s.  It also appears they added sides.  I images that was safer.  These are all from the State Archives of Florida.






4 Comments on “Highland Hammock State Park Jeep Trains, Sebring, FL

  1. Colin Peabody

    The insurance companies wouldn’t like it, but the “sue the pants off them” attorneys would! It looks like they used a farm wagon for hauling hay as the basis for the wagon.

  2. CraigInPA

    The new card shows that there wasn’t even a railing to keep the front passengers from flying forward in the event of a quick stop. Scary!

  3. Colin Peabody

    Just to throw out a thought, I can’t imagine them pulling that trailer at much more than 5 mph as they toured the park grounds. Probably 1st and 2nd gear only used. Quick stops in an old Jeep? LOL!

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