Hawthorne identification help?

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    IMG_3976.JPG IMG_3977.JPG IMG_4022.JPG IMG_4024.JPG IMG_4025.JPG Hi I recently added a Montgomery ward Hawthorne to my collection and I looked all over this and other sites in search for clues to identify the year it was made but haven't had any luck yet so I was hoping someone here could help. I've seen similar bikes but not with the springer front end. I'll attach some photos. The serial number is 15EH.
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    1951 Hawthorne American, Snyder built. Cool bike! :cool: This particular springer fork is very cool and unusual in design in a couple ways not least of which is it has both springer and truss rods.
     
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    Thank you for the info! Any idea where I can find more info on this bike so I can make sure all the parts are right and what not? I want to get it back on the road but disturb as little as possible if it's originality.

    Thanks again
     
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    Was the springer front end an upgrade option or something? I'm still having a hard time finding ones from 51' that have the springer front end.
    Thanks again for the help!
     
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    took these out of the hawthorne catalog.

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    Great find! Congrads.
     
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    Looks pretty much og to me. You found a good one. Don't restroy it!
     
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    I'm gonna keep it exactly as it is except some tires and a chain so I can ride it once in a while
     
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    Thanks I'll check out the info on the springer. Text me at 303 884 0065 and let me know what you'd have to get for the headlight!
     
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    The book is not digitized you'll have to buy one. Either check with the owner of this site @sm2501 or Memory Lane Classic in Grand Rapids Ohio. V/r Shawn