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Vintage Interiors

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by 2jakes, May 4, 2018.

  1. ChazfromCali

    ChazfromCali Familiar Face

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    Those pic's remind me of time spent with my grandfather in about 1995. He had a knack of knowing where these roadside places were. I suppose he had been going to some of them since the 30's or 40's. I was helping my grandparents move and being the practical rancher/farmer he was, he put all their furniture in his horse-trailer and had me drive it to their new place out near Stockton, Cal. A small town called Banta. We made two trips that day and I remember the pleasure of just sitting in a roadside diner with him having lunch. My family was never close so it meant a lot to me... just one of those moments.
     
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  2. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    On weekends I would go with my father to
    help collect the empty glass soda bottles.
    He worked for the Seven-Up bottling company.
    I wasn’t too keen on going, I preferred to
    watch the Saturday morning cartoons.
    But I did as I was told. Not out of fear of
    being punished, it was simply doing what
    my folks said.
    I remember going to the local diners
    for lunch where my dad would treat me
    to the best fried fish or chicken plate.
    I enjoyed the few times we spent together.
     
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  3. Silent film star William S. Hart's mansion in Newhall, California which has been preserved as a museum.

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  4. 3fingers

    3fingers Practically Family

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    That's really cool but I have to wonder how many people outside of Fedora Lounge members and those of similar interests know who William S. Hart was. I would guess attractions of that type have a rapidly shrinking customer base.
     
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  5. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    I agree and, sadly, that is part of the reason so many of these "niche" museums are struggling - their customer base is getting older / passing away and there's nothing to spark interest in the next generation.
     
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  6. tonyb

    tonyb Vendor

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    Hell, I didn’t know who William S. Hart was until Brunswick’s post piqued my curiosity. And I ain’t exactly a spring chicken. I doubt if my dear old (quite old) ma could tell you who he was, either.
     
  7. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    I feel bad for the tiny little town of Pine Ridge Arkansas, which essentially exists solely because of "Lum and Abner." The only attraction there is the Lum and Abner Museum, and when decreasingly few people have any idea who they were, there isn't much else there to attract traffic.

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  8. tonyb

    tonyb Vendor

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    I’m reminded of those radio stations that play the “greatest hits of all time.”

    Time commenced in 1950-something. Or maybe it was 1960-something.
     
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  9. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    I walked by 525 Park yesterday and snapped these (sunlight, shadows and traffic were a bit of a challenge).
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