The Salida Daily Mail, Oct. 21, 1944:

American Legion officials advise us that the famous box car of the Forty and Eight will pay its annual visit to Salida on Oct. 24.

This box car, which is a replica of the famous French trains used in World War I, and carried the inscription on the outside “40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux –” which means in our language “40 men or 8 horses,” makes a trip to the different American Legion Posts once each year, and always attracts much attention.

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