Ford Times was a monthly publication produced by Ford Motor Company and given to buyers of new Ford cars by the selling dealership. The first issue was published on April 15, 1908. It remained in publication until 1996. Each issue consisted of several articles about sports or vacation destinations, fun stories about people
According to vintage Ford facts, the Ford Times was most known for the recipes. For many years recipes from famous restaurants across the country were published towards the back of the magazine. The Ford Times of October 1956 contained a painting of the Old Covered Wagon Inn by Ruth Baldwin and included favorite restaurant recipe chopped sirloin a la Mario and garlic bread.
I wonder if the Sam (Severino) Caneda family was the owners of the Covered Wagon Inn when it was featured in Ford Times in 1956.
A special thanks to my friend Greg Prichard, board member of Radnor Historical Society and Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society, for scanning his copy of the Ford Times and providing these historic images.
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And we want to tear it down?
Not all of us :) I have yet to have a single person tell me that demolition of the Covered Wagon Inn is a good idea.
We bought the restaurant in 1959, didn’t know about this until now! Chef Mario stayed on as our daytime chef until he retired in the 70’s, he was a really nice man. I made (& ate) many a bread basket @ the Wagon using the garlic roll recipe above!
Thanks for commenting Greg — love that the garlic roll recipe continued under your family’s watch :)
The Covered Wagon Inn is on the front page of today’s Philadelphia Inquirer:
Our local history and its preservation really is worth fighting for –;
You go girl!!!