Levi’s Dream

A 1930 trip to the national parks in a Model A Ford . . . with seven children

By Kerry Cottington Killinger


When they first began working on this book, the authors thought they would simply write the story of Linda Killinger’s grandparents who, with seven of their thirteen kids, took a fifteen-month trip across the country visiting relatives and the national parks, in their brand new 1930 Model A Ford.

Very quickly, they realized this was not just a simple story. Instead, they began to see it as a reveal of how this moment of history affected not only their grandparents’ family, but the generations to come, in the same way these historic events have affected so many other families. Levi’s Dream presents a living history of twentieth-century America.