Coming Soon: A Different Cardboard America

A whole new Cardboard America is coming your way. The website will be fully updated and the format changed. I will move a lot of the articles and pieces over to What Makes The Pie Shops Tick? my substack. This site will be used mainly as my portfolio and collections website. Thank you all for … Continue reading Coming Soon: A Different Cardboard America

The Historic Flood of June 23, 1972 – Salamanca, New York Salamanca, New York - June 23, 1972 - While not as devastating a flood as others, the June 1972 flood of the Allegheny River caused millions in damage and destroyed or damaged 100 homes in Salamanca, New York. Hurricane Agnes started as a Tropical Storm off the Yucatan Peninsula. Five days later it became … Continue reading The Historic Flood of June 23, 1972 – Salamanca, New York

The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens

Mt. St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. The volcanic event was the deadliest in the history of the United States. Here are a few postcards showing the beauty and destruction of the mountain before and after. This first postcard was produced by the Washington State Progress Commission. Spirit Lake and Mount St. Helens…Spirit … Continue reading The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens

Acres Motel – Chicago, Illinois

5600 Lincoln AvenueChicago, Illinois 6064575 air conditioned and soundproof unitsFree TelevisionAquacade swimming pool & playground areaRestaurant & Cocktail Lounge24 Hour SwitchboardConference Rooms, seating capacity 10 to 15014 minutes drive to Downtown Shopping18 Minutes drive to O'Hare International AirportCourtesy car to surrounding area and O'Hare AirportS & H Green StampsAAA Approved. Diners' Club, American Express Accepted. … Continue reading Acres Motel – Chicago, Illinois

Be a Beautiful People at Gurney’s Inn – Montauk, Long Island, New York The Many Splendored ResortGurney's InnMontauk, Long Island, New YorkOceanfront resort complex and conference center. New international beauty an health spa to open late 1978. A responsive on-premise ownership management.AAA and Mobil Travel Guide Rating "Excellent""1000 ft. off the World's Finest Oceanfront Beach"Open All YearJoyce & Nick Monte, Keepers of the Inn.Be a Beautiful People

Burning of Main Hall at University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin

Wausau Daily Herald - October 10, 1916:FIRE I AT THE UNIVERSITY Entire Madison Fire Department Unable to Check Blaze Which Broke Out at 10: 15 HALL VALUED AT $202,000 Fifteen Hundred Students in Building No Loss of Life As They Escape Flames LOSS NOT OVER $10,000. Madison. October 10. Main hall at the university is … Continue reading Burning of Main Hall at University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin

S.S. Morro Castle Disaster

1954 Toops Scoop Card #63 The S.S. Morro Castle disaster is one of the strangest and most fascinating disasters in American history. On September 5, the Morro Castle departed Havana, Cuba, headed for New York. For two days there were no problems, but on the third day tragedy of multiple kinds befell the four-year-old luxury … Continue reading S.S. Morro Castle Disaster

Roller Skating Labels: Be a Big Wheel

Back in the halcyon days of roller skating, roller rinks would produce a label with an rink or roller skate theme and the name and address of the rink so you could put in it on your roller skate box. The more labels you had, the more places you have been skating. I have more … Continue reading Roller Skating Labels: Be a Big Wheel