Wolley Segap To The Rescue

In a simpler time, companies had to advertise their businesses in the Yellow Pages. But how did the Yellow Pages advertise themselves? These 12 matchbook covers from over a 30-year span show how the service was advertised. Did you know there was even a Yellow Pages for Funeral Directors? Have you met Wolley Segap (Yellow Pages…

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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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A Picture of Debbie Reynolds

1316 So. Congress – Highway 81 1 mile south from main business center. Close to everything – Brick exterior – Carpeted rooms – Tile baths – Phones – Vented heat – Air-Conditioned – TV. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels. Mailed from Austin, Texas to MGM Studios in Culver City, California on May…

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Tall Corn Motel Motor Inn – Davenport, Iowa

Located at the junction of Highways 6 and 150, in Davenport, Iowa, the Tall Corn Motel opened for business in 1953. In November, 1954 the hotel was sold by Everett Herold to William Minnick of St. Joseph, Missouri who had previously run several motels in the West. Minnick would operate the motel for many years. Easy…

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Sundays With Satie: Week 7

Satie Little’s diary for the week of February 12-February 18, 1900. It’s only the middle of February and this week mentions ANOTHER funeral. It’s the third funeral mentioned in six weeks for little Satie Little. Monday, February 12, 1900 A lovery day. I went to school. Jim went to bath with a load of potatoes…

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