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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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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…

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Jerry Lee Lewis Marriage Scandal

Jerry Lee Lewis was one of early rock-and-roll’s pioneers and leading performers. In December 1957, when he was 22 years…

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Festus Parts the Waters

Gunsmoke, the TV show was based on a Radio show by the same name. Gunsmoke ran from 1955 to 1975,…

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I Love Lucy – Five Santas

This holiday-themed tag appeared at the end of the I Love Lucy episode that aired on December 24, 1951. It…

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Milk And Cereal

This is sort of a history of cereals we enjoyed as kids. Cereal actually started as a granola style concoction…