Bowers 99’r – Boise, Idaho

Bowers 99’r all you can eat smorgasbord restaurant, was started by Leo and Margie Bowers in the Fall of 1959. at 4043 State St. in Boise. The low cost and quality service led to instant success and a second restaurant was opened the next year at 5020 Franklin Rd. The second location was a bigContinue reading “Bowers 99’r – Boise, Idaho”

Rock Island Train Wreck – Green Mountain, Iowa

WHAT: Train wreck WHEN: March 21, 1910 – 8:17 a.m. WHERE: Between Green Mountain and Gladbrook, Iowa FATALITIES: 52 dead, 39 injured From the front page of the La Crosse Tribune, Monday, March 21, 1910: The worst wreck in the history of Iowa railroading occurred at 8:17 a. m. today four miles north of GreenContinue reading “Rock Island Train Wreck – Green Mountain, Iowa”

10-4 Good Buddy, CB’s Growing

The following article talking about the meteoric rise of CB radio, written by Ernest Waaser, appeared in The Yazoo Herald on New Year’s Day, 1976: The yellow Oldsmobile edging off the road, its driver lulled to sleep by the smoothness of many miles of interstate driving. Suddenly a voice blared in his ear: “Hey, youContinue reading “10-4 Good Buddy, CB’s Growing”

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