Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Greetings from Fort Cody Trading Post

FORT CODY TRADING POST, West hi-way U.S. 30, North Platte, Nebraska.

Fort Cody, built of heavy logs with sentry towers is a replica of the fortifications of the 1860 to 1875 era--the days of Buffalo, Indians, and early settlers. A forty foot, giant mural, "The Life of Buffalo Bill", painted by the famous western artist, Gene McConnell, is on exhibition, free to the public, open seven days a week. North Platte is truly proud to be the home of the old Buffalo Bill ranch, now a Nebraska State Park.

artist signed: Gene McConnell - 63

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Greetings from Rockport, Texas

Two views of the main street, Rockport, Texas. A tourist mecca, Rockport offers the visitor, both summer and winter, the finest in fishing, boating, and swimming facilities.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Pontoon Boating

Pontoon boating and other water sports are popular activities the entire family may enjoy in Minnesota's famed "Land of 10,000 Lakes." Northern Pacific Railway's transcontinental line passes through this area.

(advertising North Coast Limited, Route of the Vista-Dome)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Five Dairy Queens

These five cows represent the Brown Swiss, Ayrshire, Holstein, Guernsey, and Jersey breeds. Each breed of dairy cattle has its own loyal following yet all sppreciate the beauty of the other breeds.

Copyright 1970 W. D. Hoard & Sons Company

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Ohio Turnpike Map

"Greetings From the Ohio Turnpike--World's Most Modern Superhighway."

Published by Howard Johnson "Host of the Highways"

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Welcome to Alabama

Greetings from Alabama. John Patterson was Governor of Alabama 1959-1963.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Mammoth Fantasy

"The new Fantasy Valley at Florida Cypress Gardens not only has this pre-historic Wooly Mammoth, but giant alligators, large turtles, frogs and panthers, all a part of this playland built for the Young At Heart."

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Live Buffalo -- Buffalo Bill Tepee

Buffalo Bill Tepee on Interstate 80, Brady, Nebraska. A friendly stop on your vacation trip for souvenirs and refreshments.

Better alive than dead!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Lumberjack Cafe -- Flagstaff, Arizona

The Lumberjack Cafe
Welcomes you to Flagstaff.
7000 feet above the sea--7000 sights to see.
Delicious Pancakes, Waffles, and Breakfast
"Heavenly Fried Chicken"
Famous $1.66 Dinners

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Largest Indian

'World's Largest Indian, 30 feet high, at Fisher's Ranch Lodge, Orderville, Utah. "Let our Big Indian talk to your kids." In Utah's most beautiful scenery on U. S. Highway 89. "Spend a week with us."'

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Squirrel Trading Post

The Squirrel Trading Post, Hwy. 65, St. Joe, Arkansas.

"The largest and finest curio and souvenir shop in the Oazrks. Over 300,000 visitors yearly. Many lovely, different items to see, some of which are not for sale."

What about trading squirrels??

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Big Boy Restaurant - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

"14 complete dinners ranging from $1.20 to $2.42. All types of sandwiches and short orders."

What about incomplete dinners and long orders?

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Cotton Picking In The South

"Feathery cotton can be likened to steel for it has been a foundation of one of America's mightiest empires."

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Santa's South Pole

Tommy Bartlett's Deer Ranch at Florida's Silver Springs. "One of the most complete collections of deer in the world… Feeding and petting these animals will be a long remembered thrill."

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Burnished Pine Bedroom Furniture

"The Dreche*, Kneehole Desk, Spring Back Chair and Bunk Bed are Hand Burnished to highlight the soft, mellow, natural pine finish. …especially designed to meet your present day living space problem."

This postcard was sent in 1954 to advertise a furniture sale.

* I couldn't find a definition of dreche, but it must be what is usually called a dresser.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Enchanting New Mexico

Three gas stations and a Holiday Inn welcome you to New Mexico, "The Land of Enchantment." The Conoco Station is selling gas for 32¢ per gallon (circa 1969).

Friday, August 3, 2012

Watermelon Statue - Dilley, Texas

August 3 is National Watermelon Day.

Dilley, Texas calls itself the "Watermelon Center" and has a watermelon statue in the city center.

Matanuska Cabbage

This fantastic head of cabbage weighs 40 pounds about 30 days after planting. The midnight sun in Alaska provides about 64 days of nearly continuous sunshine each year.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The House of Jack Pots

"You haven't seen Las Vegas if you haven't seen the Generous Gentleman of the Old West at the LAS VEGAS CLUB, 18 Fremont St."
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