Trimper Tribe

Hey Pam,

When I saw your post I immediately called to find out how to make reservations. I spoke to "John" and he said that ever since Rand McNally Company bought Thomas Guide, they no longer give tours. In fact the printing and assembling of the books now take place at another factory close by.

I love field trips and I remember as a teenager pouring over Thomas Guides with my Grandmother. She would tell of places and people she had visited and I would look up the address and she would tell me stories about the area. It was fun. She love maps.

Anyway, I sure wish I could have seen the plant. Thanks for the trip down memory lane, even if I never did make it to the destination.

Roxanne Trimper
Torrance, California USA
Mom to
Jacob, 17 (Graduated in June after 13 years of Homeschooling)
Christiana Joy, 14, (SSHD, ileosotomy, chronic pain, 9th abdominal surgery 05-17-04)
Jeremiah, 11
Josiah, 9
Juliana, 8
Lauriana, 4
Alicana, 3
Wife to Jon

"A child is a natural product. The slight variations in growth, development and temperament enhance his or her individual character and beauty and in no way are to be considered flaws or defects." -Author from this Unschooling group

Message: 2
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2004 02:09:03 -0700
From: pam sorooshian <pamsoroosh@...>

>Do you realize that Thomas Bros. has a location right here in Orange
We went on a great tour there, some years ago. They make and print and
assemble the Thomas Guides there and they have a store with demos of
their computer software, etc.

Thomas Bros. Maps Store
A Rand McNally Company
17731 Cowan
Irvine, CA 92614
Tel: 888-826-6277
Fax: 949-252-9321

If you want to arrange a tour, I bet we could interest some other
people - i know I'd love to go back.<

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