I wonder whether this accident occurred while the mine was operating before 1965. I am not surprised that the original paint is visible and the truck has not rusted out in 50 years, but I am surprised that the rubber is still on the tires.
My father would hate to see a truck in this condition. He is retired now, but he taught heavy equipment operations and mechanics at a community college between Phoenix and Tucson. This helped young people qualify for jobs that usually paid a decent wage, and many of his students were native Americans who live on nearby Indian lands. Before he became a teacher, he worked building roads in rough country. And, yes, for a time we lived in a trailer at a junkyard of heavy equipment.
This week we are showing photos of Tanzania on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.