CCT's Michigan connection, Ken Lorek, spied this '38 Ford flatbed between Charlevoix and Traverse City. Quoting from the Standard Catalog of American Light-Duty Trucks, "the one-ton platform / stake had hardwood floor planking bolted to bridge-type steel framework. The stake rack was built of hardwood with sturdy stakes."



It's interesting to note that Henry Ford founded the upper peninsula village of Alberta, Michigan. It is very likely the hardwood floor planking in this truck was grown in Ford's nearby company-owned hardwood forest and then milled in Alberta.