A convoy of historic and vintage military vehicles made its way into Hamilton, Ala., Monday morning. The assemblage of vintage vehicles was a re-creation of the Motor Transport Corps convoy that traveled from Washinton D.C. to San Diego California on the Bankhead Highway in 1920. The Bankhead Highway was named for John Hollis Bankhead, a leader of the national road building movement. John Hollis Bankhead was the last Confederate veteran to serve in the United States Senate. Bankhead was born near Sulligent, Ala., and is buried in Jasper, Ala. The cross country trip is sponsored by the Military Vehicle Preservation Association. From Hamilton the convoy traveled to Amory, Ms., for lunch and will stop for the night in Oxford,. Ms. Enjoy a gallery of photos below of the brief stop in Hamilton.
Michael E. Palmer is a writer and photographer based in Alabama.
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