1950"s This was the Place to go.

1950"s This was the Place to go.

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secret shopper

United States

#1 Feb 21, 2010
I remember when it was Dutchess. Back when dutchess and carolls were the only places to eat and IGA was in the old Bills dollar store
OleTimur

United States

#2 Feb 22, 2010
You might as well go back to when that was O.O.(Dutch) and Erma Redfairn's "Dutche's Cafe," built in 1951. Of course, in the really old days, 1931 - 1950, Dutche's was initially on the corner of Ash and Front Street, across the street from Williams Grocery and the train depot. Trailways buses stopped there then.

I ate my first bag of Fritos there, around 1948. Of course, Fritos date back to 1932, actually earlier:

http://www.fritolay.com/about-us/history.html

On Ash Street, Elzie Crawford's shoe repair was next to Dutche's, then came the Ben Franklin "dime store," Boeving's Store, and the State Bank of Campbell on the corner of West Grand Avenue.
Dale Lewis

United States

#3 Feb 22, 2010
I take a lot of pictures around town so when I get older there will be a DVD with a lot of campbell pictures to see. Then we won't have to say that this was this and that . I will have it to look at. I just wish had a lot of more older pictures to see. I know that some people have them stored up someplace in a box for us to see. The one of the Cafe is just another old days picture already and only a WEEK OLD
remember

Kennett, MO

#4 Feb 24, 2010
Remember when Bud Philpot had his jewelry store next to Dutch's? And Boyd's store? Those were the good ole days
Good Memories

Irving, TX

#5 Feb 24, 2010
I remember Gunter's Pharmacy and the ice cream shop in back... Koffee Kup Kafe... Fonz's... stopping in Williams grocery for a chocolate soda... the bunny rabbits and chicks for sale at Easter at the Ben Franklin... the bank on the corner... Dilly's pharmacy... the doctor's office.
Dale Lewis

United States

#6 Feb 24, 2010
Good Memories wrote:
I remember Gunter's Pharmacy and the ice cream shop in back... Koffee Kup Kafe... Fonz's... stopping in Williams grocery for a chocolate soda... the bunny rabbits and chicks for sale at Easter at the Ben Franklin... the bank on the corner... Dilly's pharmacy... the doctor's office.
Did you go into Gunters and get the milk shake ? they would sprinkle nutmeg and cinnamon on top ? Then two vanila cookies to eat with it, placed on the table with a napkin. I don't remember if the store had air or not. But it was good to do this when I was a kid .
good times

Kennett, MO

#7 Feb 24, 2010
The bunnies and chicks at Ben Franklin, yes, what a great memory. And the little juke boxes at each table at Koffee Kup. Dille's Pharmacy - we would buy all our make-up there and they had that glass jewelry display case that rotated/turned! Fun memories
Krusty Edges

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Feb 24, 2010
OleTimur wrote:
You might as well go back to when that was O.O.(Dutch) and Erma Redfairn's "Dutche's Cafe," built in 1951. Of course, in the really old days, 1931 - 1950, Dutche's was initially on the corner of Ash and Front Street, across the street from Williams Grocery and the train depot. Trailways buses stopped there then.
I ate my first bag of Fritos there, around 1948. Of course, Fritos date back to 1932, actually earlier:
http://www.fritolay.com/about-us/history.html
On Ash Street, Elzie Crawford's shoe repair was next to Dutche's, then came the Ben Franklin "dime store," Boeving's Store, and the State Bank of Campbell on the corner of West Grand Avenue.
Yeah, I remember when Zella Landis was the main cook at Dutch's! Man she could sure whip up some great meals. Everything from the best chicken and dumpins' I've ever eaten to the ultimate apple pie. I still carry a little extra fat around the middle thanks to her!
Campbell Born and Raised

Flagstaff, AZ

#9 Feb 24, 2010
remember wrote:
Remember when Bud Philpot had his jewelry store next to Dutch's? And Boyd's store? Those were the good ole days
oh my, I had forgotten about Buddy Philpot's store, where Betty Bishop had her flower shop at one time.
I wanna go back

United States

#10 Feb 25, 2010
Do you remember when Barney got waisted on the moonshine from the rain barrel? Or when everyone just knew that Andy was going to ask Helen to be his wife? Or when Opie shot the mama bird with his sling shot?

Man, those were the really good ole days.
David Landis

Milwaukee, WI

#11 Mar 3, 2010
My grandma, Zella Landis worked there. Very interesting to see the comments about her cooking! I always thought her cooking was amazing but she was my grandma, so I am biased!
TopCat1

Iowa Park, TX

#12 Mar 3, 2010
Those old timers could cook back then for sure. I remember riding Trailways thru there when I was a little kid.
Tiffany

Saint Louis, MO

#13 Mar 4, 2010
hey do you remember when campbell didnt let illegal immigrants in? those were the good ole days.
someone who knows

Malden, MO

#14 Mar 4, 2010
Years ago Blacks was not allowed in Campbell before sun up or after sun down. That is why when the workers worked on the rail road and they had a black cook the car had to stay parked outside of the city limits. I never heard of Campbell not allowing Mexicans in here. I was born and raised here in Campbell. Yes I was born at home. Get a life girl.
Campbell Born and Raised

Flagstaff, AZ

#15 Mar 5, 2010
Tiffany wrote:
hey do you remember when campbell didnt let illegal immigrants in? those were the good ole days.
YOU are an idiot!!! Get a life!!!!
Sad

United States

#16 Mar 14, 2010
Our downtown don't look the same without this building here.
campbells old timer

United States

#17 Mar 18, 2010
i remember all of those places.i left there in 1954.
moved 2 chicago ill. mever came back, but still miss
it. but not the picking cotton.
hungry

United States

#18 Mar 20, 2010
miss it
guest

Cape Girardeau, MO

#19 Mar 26, 2010
Good Memories wrote:
I remember Gunter's Pharmacy and the ice cream shop in back... Koffee Kup Kafe... Fonz's... stopping in Williams grocery for a chocolate soda... the bunny rabbits and chicks for sale at Easter at the Ben Franklin... the bank on the corner... Dilly's pharmacy... the doctor's office.
always wondered why they spelled koffee kup kafe with all k's anybody know??????
memories

United States

#20 Mar 28, 2010
I always thought it was owned by a lady whose last name was Evans and I think she had 3 daughters whose names all started with K's (Kamala, Karla,?). But I maybe remembering wrong.

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