Waving Hands Make Magic: The Music, Restaurants and Unique Career of Bud Averill

Sometimes I come across a piece of ephemera from my collection that sends me down countless wormholes and side stories that I seem to lose all track of time and place. Such is the case with Bud Averill’s Airport. The restaurant was the second Bud Averill restaurant at the same location. The first establishment, known…

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Idaho Skunks Are Not To Be Sniffed At: The Roadside Signs of Fearless Farris’ Stinker Stations

“Fearless” Farris Lind had an eye for adventure. Born in 1915 outside of Twin Falls, Idaho, he graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1934. Shortly thereafter he worked as an attendant at a local gas station and then became manage of a small theater. Not too long after, Lind received a “Spanish Prisoner Letter”…

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Snelgrove Ice Cream Co. – Salt Lake City, Utah

Originally located at  1055 East 21st South  and 2100 South, the first Snelgrove ice cream shop was established by Charles Snelgrove in (1887-1976) in 1929, later managed by his eldest son C. Laird Snelgrove. Snelgrove’s remained family owned until 1990. Snelgrove’s Distinctive ice cream was founded As Snelgrove’s started to gain a reputation, Charles Snelgrove…

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