the sun is made of string (spyderwebb) wrote in little_details,
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small towns and commercial truck driving

I'm writing a short story about a small town in the 1960's. My main protagonist is a roughly-nineteen year old boy, young but not too young, who is driving a semi to a small town in Colorado to pick up a load of cargo there.

I just have a few questions:

Is nineteen too young to be a truck driver in the '60s?

What's it like to live in a small town? I'm talking really small, the kind of town where everyone knows everyone else. I'm a city girl myself, so I don't know what it would be like. How big would the population be? Are they welcoming to visitors?

(later) Thanks a bunch you guys, I have pretty good idea of what I need now!
Tags: 1960-1969, usa: colorado, ~human culture (misc), ~jobs (misc)

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