Menu from The Captain’s Table – Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

The Captain's Table was seafood restaurant located on Hollywood Road and Toledo Ave in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. The restaurant, with a nautical-themed decor opened in July 1963. The building was erected in the shape of a ship and the entrance, which faced the Atlantic Ocean, was at the "bow" of the "ship." There were … Continue reading Menu from The Captain’s Table – Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

Glimpses of Seattle by C.H. Ford

A decade ago I purchased a box of slides from an online auction. The photos, from the 50s-80s were taken by a semi-professional photographer named C.H Ford from Seattle, Washington. There are hundreds of fantastic photos from Seattle, Canada and places continental. For this Found (Ford) Photo Friday, I though it would be fun to … Continue reading Glimpses of Seattle by C.H. Ford

Taco Bell – St. Petersburg, Florida

In August 1967, Glen W. Bell Jr., chairman of Taco Bell Inc., opened regional headquarters for the chain at 4901r 34 St. N. in St. Petersburg, and announced plans to open franchise locations throughout Florida. Within weeks ads started appearing northern Florida papers selling the concept of Taco Bell:SECURE YOUR FUTURE WITH TACO BELL America's … Continue reading Taco Bell – St. Petersburg, Florida

The Ellis Puppets – Warren, Michigan

https://flic.kr/p/eg3TWT The Ellis Puppets were a religious puppet show put on by a couple that lived at 29650 Ryan Road in Warren, Michigan that was "dedicated to God to Show Boys and Girls how they can go to heaven the way the Bible, God's word, says, and not the way man says. The Bible has … Continue reading The Ellis Puppets – Warren, Michigan

The Great Chatsworth Train Wreck – August 10-11, 1887 – Chatsworth, Illinois

https://flic.kr/p/JYcUvz Just outside of Chatsworth, Illinois on U.S. 24 lies a historical marker that reads: The Chatsworth Wreck - Midnight, August 10–11, 1887 - One half mile north on the Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad occurred one of the worst wrecks in American rail history. An excursion train - two engines and approximately twenty wooden … Continue reading The Great Chatsworth Train Wreck – August 10-11, 1887 – Chatsworth, Illinois

KTLA Channel 5 Slides, Volume 2

Last week I posted a series of slides from KTLA-specific programs. This week it's for slides advertising their syndicated shows. Without further ado... Popeye and His Friends 2. The Munsters 3. The Three Stooges 4. The Little Rascals 5. Leave it To Beaver 6. Ozzie and Harriet 7. Bonanza 8. The Rifleman 9. F Troop … Continue reading KTLA Channel 5 Slides, Volume 2

Fire at Stern’s Residence – August 5, 1906

https://flic.kr/p/27sMvhJ Taken from The Sun newspaper on August 6, 1906: Middletown, N.Y, Aug, 5 - Fire this morning practically destroyed the residence of Lehman Stern, on Highland Avenue, the wealthiest section of the city. Adjoining were the houses of Edson G. Lavidge and Mrs. James Morton, formerly of New York. Each of these residences is … Continue reading Fire at Stern’s Residence – August 5, 1906

Main Street, U.S.A.

Today's post features 12 different postcards showing the town or city's Main street. Click on the image to learn further details. Anaconda, Montana https://flic.kr/p/2i82hcH 2. Little Rock, Arkansas https://flic.kr/p/2meH7io 3. Juneau, Alaska https://flic.kr/p/2js7Yhq 4. Vernal, Utah https://flic.kr/p/B7UwFe 5. Salt Lake City, Utah https://flic.kr/p/aRFqAx 6. Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania https://flic.kr/p/7CLn4N 7. Montrose, Colorado https://flic.kr/p/hRryAA 8. Dubuque, Iowa https://flic.kr/p/cExKzLContinue reading Main Street, U.S.A.