Missile Strategy Computer at the Alabama Space & Rocket Center – Huntsville, Alabama

I am easing back in to posting back on here. Some deep research posts are on their way. Until then, here’s an amazing circa early 70s postcard of the Missile Strategy Computer at the Alabama Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville

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Admiral’s Dinghy – Playa del Rey, California

The Admiral’s Dinghy is a new restaurant, 8360 Manchester, Playa del Rey. This is an informal and attractively nautical spot – the piano bar is an old boat, the bar tables are hatch covers – geared for dropping by. The Dinghy is a sister restaurant of the Frigate at Manhattan Beach, built by a group…

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Lost Restaurants of California – Tugboat Annie’s – Claremont, California

Tugboat Annie’s was located on Route 66 (930 E. Foothill Blvd.) in Claremont, California. A grand opening celebration was held for the ship-shaped seafood restaurant on August 24, 1969. The opening featured a sample of their fish & chips, pins for the kids and barber shop quartets! The restaurant was quite popular throughout the 1970s…

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Found Photo Friday: Memories of a Marvelous Evening at Club Bali

This week’s found photo takes us back to the 1940s in Miami, Florida. Club Bali was a Polynesian-themed nightclub located at Biscayne Boulevard and 8th St. The entertainment featured two live orchestras with three shows nightly. A souvenir photo could be purchased at the club as a memento of your visit in “Miami’s Most Glamorous…

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Hunt’s Recipe Matchbooks, Vol. 4

Welcome back to the fourth installment of Hunt’s Tomatoes recipes features on matchbooks from the late 1950s/early 1960s. This first recipe for something called Tomato Luncheon Quickie sounds like an abomination that some canned lunch meat scientist concocted in a lab under a bridge. The other recipe(s) is for a staple of early 1960s meat…

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My Ears Are Buzzing

Mailed from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Miss Florence Fitzgerald of Edinboro, Pennsylvania on July 27, 1907: Arrived here at eleven o’clock last night. Will spend a few days here. Had a fine journey and were not as tired as we expected. Are spending the morning writing and this afternoon are going out with some friends we…

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The Terminal Hotel Fire – Atlanta, Georgia

WHAT: Hotel fire WHEN: May 16, 1938 around 3:00am WHERE: Atlanta, Georgia FATALITIES: 35 dead, as many as 15 injured On May 16, 1938 the most disastrous fire in Atlanta’s history at time based on the loss of life, broke out in the kitchen of the Terminal Hotel. Located in the Hotel Row District in Atlanta at the corner of Spring and…

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Bagels and Yox

This is a flier for the number one entertainment for the American-Jewish people, “Bagels and Yox.” This particular run was to open on Sunday, May 11, 1952 at the Blackstone Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. I can’t find too much information on this particular run of the show. I did find a 1951 review of the…

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