There Are Ever So Many Nice Things

Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to D.K. Stevens, Esq. of Boston, Massachusetts on October 11, 1911: Wed. Oct. 11-1911 1235 Dearborn Ave. E. is full of enthusiasm about the A.G.T. and their plans for his work. He says he thinks it is just the kind of work he wants. There are lots of apartment possibilities for…

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Tropics Motor Hotel – Phoenix, Arizona

1902 E. Van Buren Phoenix, Arizona East Side of Phoenix on Highways 60-70-80-89. Close to downtown shopping and entertainment, 50 luxurious rooms, coffee shop, dining room, cocktail lounge, heated pool, TV in Room, hot water heat in winter, refrigeration in summer, reasonable rates. Tropics Motor Hotel opened for business in December 1957 at 1902 E.…

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Stouffer’s Top of the…Restaurants

A history of every Stouffer’s Top of the…Restaurants built from 1956 to 1979.

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An Introduction to QSL

Anybody who has been following me for any length of time, knows that I am constantly telling people about the hidden gems known as QSL cards. QSL cards aren’t hard to explain but it’s a little hard to keep the description succinct. I found a blurb in The Neosho Daily News on March 25, 1976 that…

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Championship Wrestling from St. Louis – September 24, 1948

This is an advertising postcard for Championship Wrestling from St. Louis on Friday, September 24, 1948. This was a really interesting find for me. Most people don’t know that I am a fan of this history of professional wrestling. In my years of collecting I had never come across anything like this. There is nothing…

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Desert Sky Hotel – Phoenix, Arizona

The Desert Sky Hotel was located just down the street from the Bagdad Inn at 3541 E. Van Buren Avenue. Van Buren Avenue, also known as Route 60, was the main thoroughfare between Phoenix and Los Angeles before the interstate system was built. 3541 E. Van Buren Phoenix, Arizona on U.S. Highway 60-70-80-89 Designed with an…

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Bagdad Inn – Phoenix, Arizona

3335 East Van Buren Phoenix, Arizona 100 rooms, all king size beds, TV, phones, swim pool, in the heart of the finer hotel district, on U.S. Highways 60,70,80,89 & 93. AAA Approved. Hilton, Carte Blanche, The Diner’s Club, & American Express accepted. The Bagdad Inn was located on the 33000 block of famed E. Van…

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May You Ever Have Pleasant Memories

Mailed from Americus, Kansas to Mr. Brasier of Americus, Kansas on October 9, 1914: May you ever have pleasant memories of this day is the wish of Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Ware October 10, 1914

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CB Convac: Don’t Let Newness of CB Frighten You

CB Convac was a syndicated column that appeared in newspapers from 1976 through early 1978. These columns were written by the editor of The CB Times Journal with the handle of Ink Dipper. This is the first column. It appeared in newspapers in the second week of August, 1976: CBing has become the great American pastime. It…

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