First inspired by her family’s hobby interest of Henry Ford’s famous Model T, Marianne Eubanks, accomplished driver of a 1925 Model T truck, has spent over three decades riding roads less traveled to find Texas’ hidden treasures. While Marianne’s spirit lives in the flapper era of the Roaring Twenties when women were finding their own essence, she is a modern day raconteur of stories of yesteryear revealing surprising people and places to visit on any leisurely family drive through Texas.
Marianne’s passion as everyone’s favorite tour guide brought her to document these stories sharing them with the East Texas Tourism Association (ETTA), where she is helping to compile a list of 50 Places to Visit You Didn’t Know Existed for ETTA’s 50th Anniversary in 2013. Working under the expert tutelage of director Mary Ramos, Marianne has brought to the tourism industry a fresh take on Texas tourism encouraging day and weekend trips that are practical and affordable. “We may not be able to dedicate a lot of time and money to weeklong excursions,” Marianne said, “but we can afford to take time to refresh our soul when we head out across Texas in search of enjoying something new.”