Abra K Dabra: Pizza Magic

Every so often I come across something in my collection that I hadn’t paid much attention to in the past but when I rediscover it I become fascinated and wanted to know more about it. This is a matchbook for a place called Abra K Dabra. There were only two locations listed and it advertised…

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Break…Break…CB Convac Comin’ Your Way

New weekly column for all you Citizens Band Radio enthusiasts out there on Channel 19 and the other channels. Fellow with the handle of Ink Dipper will bring you the latest ratchet-jawin’ from CB-land. Watch for CB Convoy (sic) every week in this newspaper. In August 1976, a syndicated column under the name of CB…

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1971 & 1972 San Francisco 49ers Schedules

These two mini-schedules advertise the San Francisco 49ers schedule in 1971 and 1972. The first matchbook is sponsored by Ross/Atkins, Champions of the Clothing League. The 49ers would finish 9-5 and make it all the way to the NFC Championship and lose to the Dallas Cowboys. The second matchbook, advertising the 1972 season is sponsored…

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Lucille’s Dishes

Birdseye view of Chicago’s famous Boulevard Link at the junction of Lake Shore Drive and Upper Michigan Avenue, In the near background can be seen the Drake, Drake Tower apartments and other fine residential apartments overlooking Lake Michigan at the Oak Street Beach. In the far background – the Navy Pier and the Palmolive Building,…

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The Tyler Cyclone – August 21, 1918

CITY IN RUINS WHAT: Storm (Cyclone/Tornado) WHEN: August 21, 1918 at approximately 9:20 p.m. WHERE: Tyler, Minnesota FATALITIES: 36 (with over 200 injured) Late in the evening on August 21, 1918, an F-4 tornado with reported winds of 225-250 miles per hour tore through the small Southeastern Minnesota town of Tyler. The storm started at around 9:20 p.m. and lasted…

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Deals of the Day: October 6, 1966

These ads ran in the Idaho State Journal (Pocatello, Idaho) on October 6, 1966.  I had fun putting this together. I was taken aback by how many small supermarkets existed in a town of about 40,000. If you like Boston Butt, large colored chickens, electric chord organs or toothpaste twins then this is the week…

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