Lark VIII, The Desert Ark

November 02, 2017  •  10 Comments


When you arrive at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, you are greeted by The Desert Ark, a 1960 Studebaker Lark VIII Wagon. A museum staff member happened to drive up in a cart while we were admiring the car. As it turned out, he was to person who restored it for the museum. He gave us a brief, but informative history of the museum and the car. The sign in the back of the wagon reads:

For more than 30 years, a man named Hal Gras drove numerous station wagons known as “The Desert Art” to schools, events, etc. He would carry a variety of animals, including badgers, porcupines, snakes, ringtail cats, among others, and sometimes even a mountain lion, George L., bringing a little piece of the desert to all.







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Thanks, Teagan!
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Thanks, Couriers!
Teagan R Geneviene(non-registered)
What fun! Love it about the Ark. TGIF hugs!
What a glorious part of the world — love that first photo.
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Thanks, Harry!
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