I can’t remember the name of a book I read in elementary school. That would place it no later than 1967. I think I got the book as one of those you ordered from a school book service, but am not sure about that.
A family is traveling west into the Rocky Mountains in a rattle trap old car. There’s a father in fragile health, and three or four kids, one of which is a girl. I don’t remember any names. The car breaks down in an old mining town with one resident left, a miner from the old days. The family has to stay for a while and helps the old guy out and I think they eventually end up staying and running the place as a tourist attraction.
The book was set in the “now” but it seemed a little old even in the mid-sixties, and dates were not mentioned.
Can anyone help me out? I’m collecting stuff I remember from my childhood.