You're an old time Riverdale/Dolton resident if you remember.....

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Doug Jokerst

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#639
Dec 3, 2012
 
Does anyone have any information on the 1976 Dolton Riverdale American League All-Stars? I have a picture and I am trying to identify the members of the team..
Jan

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Jan 7, 2013
 

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Bruce Calvert City wrote:
I lived in Dolton/Riverdale from 1956 to 1990 best place in the world to grow up, I remember all of the place talked about. My god father owned Ray's Tavern.
I don't remember Ray's, but I do remember Nick's Corner Bar, and the Dolton Theaters Saturday matinees.
Erv Gasser

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#643
Jan 8, 2013
 
My first job that I got fired from was at the Dog N Suds. I was a junior at Thornridge High School, 1963-1964. I was a cook and my shift was right after swimming practice. I was awfully hungry, that's why I got fired. The owner said I ate too much. I only lasted two weeks. Then, in 2007, I was havin lunch in a restaurant in Sequim, WA, called the Oak Table. I noticed a photo of the old Dog n Suds and said, "I used to work there." The owner was the son of the guy that owned Dog n Suds. We chated over an hour and he treated me to lunch. Now they've opened a 2nd restaurant in Kingston, WA, not far from where I live now. I'm 66, graduated Thornridge in 1965. Memories are great, especially when you can still remember. Erv
Brian Hughes

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Jan 21, 2013
 
In AZ Now wrote:
Does anyone remember ice skaing at Candy Cane Park? My brothers and I spent hours there on winter days. We played running bases on Shepard Drive during the summer and swam in the Johnson's pool...
I do. The fire hydrant would flood the park and we would play pom pom.
Brian Hughes

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Jan 21, 2013
 
KTD wrote:
Has anyone mentioned the little grocery store that was on Lincoln Avenue near Langley (I think) right by the curves? It was run by a little old lady who lived upstairs. I remember riding my bike over just to buy the penny candy.
I remember. The wooden floors and the gumball machine. If you got the rainbow gumball you would get free candy.

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#646
Jan 21, 2013
 
Brian Hughes wrote:
<quoted text>I remember. The wooden floors and the gumball machine. If you got the rainbow gumball you would get free candy.
Wasn't it called Muskovali's

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#647
Jan 21, 2013
 
arby wrote:
does anybody remember the old HORNEY's dime store in downtown dolton.
I remember. I lived on Ellis Ave. from 62-74. Went to Vandenberg, Berger, and Dirksen

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Jan 21, 2013
 
In AZ Now wrote:
Does anyone remember ice skaing at Candy Cane Park? My brothers and I spent hours there on winter days. We played running bases on Shepard Drive during the summer and swam in the Johnson's pool...
I remember. Playing Pom Pom. I lived on Ellis, just south across Lincoln. Remember skeeeetching on the bus bumber in the snow to Dirksen?

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#649
Jan 21, 2013
 
JustDucky wrote:
I just went by the old famous bloc, Ellis Ave, where I think we were the envy of the rest of Dolton.
I was traveling down Ellis Avenue from Lincoln Avenue, and my goodness, the streets are not kept up. I thought I was driving through craters, patch jobs three feet high. A war zone!
Politicians are hiding money, because it looks like Ford Heights, now. It was eerie, disappointing. The streets were not kept up. Obviously patched with someone who doesn't have the knowledge..
I lived on Ellis when the "sand road" was still there.

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Jan 21, 2013
 
BJH wrote:
I lived in dolton from 1958 when I was Born till 1978
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carl3615

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#651
Jan 27, 2013
 
Brian Hughes wrote:
<quoted text> I lived on Ellis when the "sand road" was still there.
Brian

Never heard about the sand road--where was that?(I grew up in Riverdale, so barely got into your area). Do know that the reason Lincoln Avenue curves is that it used to be an old Indian trail heading to Michigan City, IN. The curve was due to sand dunes the Indians would simply walk around.

Where K-Mart once was used to be loaded with sand as well. There was a Christian camp for children there into the 1950's. Dads would get sand for our sandboxes there--now ya gotta buy it in a bag!
Bill Clausing -AZ

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#652
Jan 27, 2013
 
Yeah Carl, I lived down the street from the campground. We used to play in the old buildings that were there. there were lots of bottle of stuff in the apothacary shop. I lived on the 148th block of Dobson.
carl3615

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#653
Feb 1, 2013
 
Interesting, Bill. Well from the net it looks like the sand in Dolton was left there by the glacier that helped form Lake Michigan. If you remember Michigan Avenue in Roseland, it had a deep downward slant to it's east--that was all dug out by the glacier.

We had no sand in Riverdale I can remember. But it was pretty well built up by time I was born in the 1950's.
Dusty

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#654
Feb 2, 2013
 
carl3615 wrote:
Interesting, Bill. Well from the net it looks like the sand in Dolton was left there by the glacier that helped form Lake Michigan. If you remember Michigan Avenue in Roseland, it had a deep downward slant to it's east--that was all dug out by the glacier.
We had no sand in Riverdale I can remember. But it was pretty well built up by time I was born in the 1950's.
From what I read somewhere, Sand Ridge Nature Center actually has a "sand ridge" that was left over from the time of the glaciers. Supposedly you can see it from the air it still looks like a wave extending from Lake Michgan. That's not too terribly far from where K Mart was.
carl3615

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#655
Feb 5, 2013
 
Dusty wrote:
<quoted text> From what I read somewhere, Sand Ridge Nature Center actually has a "sand ridge" that was left over from the time of the glaciers. Supposedly you can see it from the air it still looks like a wave extending from Lake Michgan. That's not too terribly far from where K Mart was.
Yes, there's a high point in Calumet City that marks where the glacier made that ridge, according to historian, Cynthia Ogorek (who's written a lot of neat books about the area). Not exactly sure where that is, but a topo map would say.

From what I read, I guess the sand is dumped by the glacier after it recedes/melts. The result of years of rocks rubbing and breaking down within the ice.
Dusty

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#656
Feb 7, 2013
 
I'm trying to rack my brain on if there was a "sandy" area between Greenwood Rd and Lincoln Ave along what I think was California Ave? There were woods there before those condo's went in back in the 70's. This area would have been east of Dolton Park too. I remember that area before it was developed with housing. The old PRR tracks ran along there too (later it was Conrail).
Bill Clausing -AZ

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#657
Feb 8, 2013
 
Yeah Dusty,there was. I lived on 148th and Dobson and the woods was across the street from us. We had bike trails all through there all the way to Dog & Suds.
Franklin Wildcat

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#658
Feb 9, 2013
 
Dusty wrote:
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That was at 144th & Chicago Rd, and I remember going there too! The little grocery store I'm thinking of was around 148th & Chicago Rd, on the other side of the street. I'm not sure if the building is still there or not. Maybe it became a day care or pre-school?
That store at 147th and Chicago Rd. was Capprioti's. Emil Capprioti moved to St. Ann, Ill. and opened at resturant (now closed). His Dolton store became Bud's Barber Shop.
Franklin Wildcat

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#659
Feb 9, 2013
 
The Wishing Well in Dolton was a knick-knack shop, but my Mom and I would walk there to pau our utility bills
Rob

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#660
Feb 11, 2013
 
Artese Pizza??

I lived on Edbrooke, right behind Artese Pizza. I moved away when I was 6 or 7, but can still remember the smell.

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