Minuet Manor Motel & Restaurant – Altoona, Pennsylvania

I’m back! After a very prolonged absence to due a dog bite, a kidney stone, travel and working on some other exciting projects I am ready to get back to it! Located on Route 220 between Altoona and Tyrone, Pennsylvania, the Minuet Manor Motel and Restaurant opened in the mid-late 1950s (cannot find an exactContinue reading “Minuet Manor Motel & Restaurant – Altoona, Pennsylvania”

How Do You Like My New Beau?

Mailed from Bristol & Chattanooga Railroad to Miss Neva Arnold of Cholona, Mississippi on April 14, 1909: Dear Little Girl: Have you received the album I sent you from Corinth yesterday morning? I spent last night in Chattanooga, Tenn. When you grow up we will come here. Papa

Hope To Get as Brown as a Berry

Mailed from Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania to Mr. Dan L. Mohnkern of Oil City, Pennsylvania on August 26, 1952: Dear Dan, Having a swell time. We are staying at the Lakeside, and the food is wonderful. The swimming is good but the water is quite chilly. There are many sail boats here, and one which weContinue reading “Hope To Get as Brown as a Berry”

Ivy House Restaurant – Williamsburg, Virginia

Known for their out of this world “Astronomical Pancakes,” the Ivy House resided at 1338 Richmond Rd. in Williamsburg, Virginia for nearly five decades. Opened in the mid 1930s for breakfast and dinner, the Ivy House quickly became a go-to spot for pancakes in the morning and steak at night. In 1960, Greek immigrants Tom and Rose Paparis purchasedContinue reading “Ivy House Restaurant – Williamsburg, Virginia”

The Burning of the Iroquois Hotel – Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

CITY IN RUINS WHAT: Hotel Fire WHEN: March 12, 1907 WHERE: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan CASUALTIES: Zero. The hotel was totally destroyed While not a fire that resulted in any loss of life, the Iroquois Hotel fire of 1907 is fascinating to me. The postcard above was mailed the very same day that the hotelContinue reading “The Burning of the Iroquois Hotel – Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan”

Southernmost School of Beauty Culture – Key West, Florida

This picture taken in Key West, Florida shows the Southernmost Beauty School in the United States. The young ladies pictured with the teacher, are students learning to become professional beauticians. The white flowers showing on the tree behind the school sign are frangipani blossoms. The frangipani tree thrives only in a tropical frost free climateContinue reading “Southernmost School of Beauty Culture – Key West, Florida”

Kaplan’s – Monticello, New York

Kaplan’s Deli was located on Broadway in the Castkills town of Monticello. For almost 50 years Kaplan’s served authentic kosher deli meat by Hebrew National including corned beef & hot dogs. The Catskill Mountains bustled through the ’50s and ’60s. The summer months would bring thousands of visitors to Monticello on their way to resorts such as TheContinue reading “Kaplan’s – Monticello, New York”

When Bottle of Scotch is Depleted

Mailed from Scranton, Pennsylvania to Mr. W. Simpson & Winifred of Hayward, California on June 18, 1962: 6-16-62 Hi, Flew in last Sunday, all packed & moved. Will arrive in Penna. when bottle of scotch is depleted. Will write soon. Love, V & G.

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