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The Partridge Family was a television show in the 1970s based on a widowed mother and her five children who had traveled around in a bus showcasing their musical talent. It was a show that lasted four seasons but whatever happened to that bus?

The 96 episode series which starred Shirley Jones, David Cassidy and Danny Bonaduce which was loosely based on a real-life musical family known as The Cowsills was a relative hit. The show which was in the top 30 in their first 3 seasons featured many celebrity cameos including the likes of Richard Pryor, Johnny Cash, Slim Pickens, Farrah Fawcett, Dick Clark, and many others.

Songs like “When We’re Singing'” and “C’mon Get Happy” were not only songs that were used in their opening credits but are songs that continue to be played in our daily lives. Which lead the show to be nominated numerous Golden Globes and Grammy Awards.

The show’s pilot episode showcased how they began as a musical act. As the siblings convinced their mother to help them to become a touring group. In which leads the family to find a  manager and an acquire an old school bus in which they paint and head to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bus, which was a 1955 Chevrolet Series 6800 Superior which they painted became one of the obvious symbols of the show has since become a vehicle vehichle of televesion.

While driving around the other day, I came across the vehicle out of a shocking surprise. As it was just sitting around an antique store. Causing me to stop and turn around to take a picture of it. But why is it here at this random place? I never found this out, but I found it.

The bus which according to Roadside America is a replica is currently located off of Route 23 in Ashland, New York.

Have you ever came across a crazy roadside attraction before? Did you watch the Partridge Family? And why does David Cassidy have so many links to the Upstate New York region? For those who aren’t familiar Cassidy had been charged with a DWI in August of 2013 during the Saratoga Race Track season.

 

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