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Object ID GENL-1979.008.0001
Object Name BICYCLE
Description Blue & rust-red colored Schwinn w/ balloon tires & a front wheel kick stand. The kick stand is wired to the handle bar. A small horn is attached to the handle bar. A large, heavy wire basket is mounted onto the front. Period: Unknown

From the exhibit "The Story of Littleton in 125 Objects": Used by one of Littleton's mail carriers, Billy Calhoun, to cover the area along both sides of South Santa Fe Drive from where Arapahoe Community College is now. A local dog named "Old Blue" would tag along for his entire route, meeting him on South Curtice Street and keeping all other dogs away. Calhoun preferred the bicycle to a Jeep given to him later, calling the bike "the most dependable transportation he had ever had."
Date 1968
Caption U.S. Postal service bike with large wire basket; 1968
Makers mark Schwinn