New Hampshire Slanguage: Beach Wagon

1960s Boston newspaper advertising for rebuilding of “Beach Wagon” vehicles.

I was looking at some 1960-ish photographs today, a few showing my family’s pale yellow beach wagon parked in the driveway. BEACH WAGON was the local (New England) term for what most people then called a “Station Wagon” (or a “Woody” if you lived in California). It was the stalwart and utilitarian motorized family vehicle of the 1960s larger-sized family (there were 5 kids and 2 adults in mine). Continue reading