August 25, 2004
Nick Marel shades his face with his hat while leaning against what
locals now refer to as "Tonganoxie's first recreational vehicle."
This photo was taken in the mid-1940s while Nick was building two
barns and a house for the Ted Davis family just south of
Tonganoxie. A stonemason, Nick lived in his homemade camper while
at various job sites in the area.