Thrifty Scot Motels

Thrifty Scot was a chain of motels across the Midwest. The first location opened on May 13, 1973 in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The chain was started by real estate developers Cy and Dan Brutger and within a few years the chain of no-frills, budget motels thrived. I know that there were at least 28 andContinue reading “Thrifty Scot Motels”

Hunt’s Matchbook Recipes, Vol. 3

The third installment of the Hunt’s Tomatoes Matchbook Recipe series featured a Tomato Soup and tossed spaghetti. Both recipes reek of 60s blandness but who knows, maybe they’re good? TOMATO SOUP (1963) 2 Tbsp. Wesson, pure Vegetable Oil 1/4 cup diced onion 1/4 diced carrot 1/4 diced celery 2 8-oz. cans Hunt’s Tomato Sauce 1/2Continue reading “Hunt’s Matchbook Recipes, Vol. 3”

1991 Shoney’s Inn Directory

Shoney’s Inns were a smallish franchise of motels started by the Shoney’s Restaurant group. The motel was started as a test run in 1974 and lasted through 1991. The majority of the locations were in the Southeast. The brochure would be the last one the group would ever produce, as the franchise would be sold inContinue reading “1991 Shoney’s Inn Directory”

Econo-Travel Motor Hotel Directory – Fall, Winter 1974/1975

SPEND A NIGHT, NOT A FORTUNE At the dawn of the 1970s, the motel industry was at a crossroads. Big motel chains had spent the 1960 building large, fancy motels with opulent cocktail lounges and restaurant attached. As the economy struggled, occupancy fell in those motels. To combat this problem the motels would charge moreContinue reading “Econo-Travel Motor Hotel Directory – Fall, Winter 1974/1975”

Hunt’s Matchbook Recipes, Vol. 2

Here are two more Hunt’s Tomato Sauce matchbook recipes. These two are from 1963. You can almost taste the early 60s. VEGETABLE SOUP (1963) 2 Tbs. Wesson, Pure Vegetable Oil 2 Tbs. Butter 1 cup Chopped Leeks 1/2 cup Chopped Onions 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced 1 Cup Sliced Carrots 1 Cup Chopped Potatoes 1 Cup PeasContinue reading “Hunt’s Matchbook Recipes, Vol. 2”

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