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He Should Be As Famous As Edison

Most of the things you use today Nick Holonyak Jr. had a hand in it. We all know Thomas Edison…

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Easter Kodak Moments

Kodak, the memory keeper. Birthdays, weddings, Easter, you name it Kodak preserved our memories. I don’t miss waiting a week…

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Posted in 1940's 1950's

Alfalfa Shot To Death Over $50

Carl Dean Switzer also know as Alfalfa in the series Our Gang was one of the earlier actors who were…

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Posted in 1950's 1960's 1990's

Vavoom From Felix The Cat

I was in a restaurant with my wife celebrating our anniversary and there was a table with kids. All were…

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Oklahoma’s 1957 Time Capsule

Time capsules are fun. They are usually buried which creates challenges for preserving the artifacts. In 1957 the State of…

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Howard Johnson Restaurant Specials

What was your favorite item or special at Howard Johnson’s? Who didn’t love their clams? My all time favorite was…

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Posted in 1930's and earlier 1940's 1950's

Dish Night At The Movies

Back in the depression era, money was extremely tight. Movie theaters lowered prices to as low as a dime, but…

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Spaghetti Harvest-BBC April Fool Prank

In 1957, spaghetti was not a common food in Britain. It was mainly available in cans pre-made, so at the…

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Buster Brown Shoe

Richard F. Outcault create the Buster Brown comic strip in 1902 which first appeared in the New York Herald. Buster…

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Send In The Clowns- Jimmy Durante

In a new feature on the Retro Site we will explore the lives of the comedians of our most popular…