history

Bangalore, India

#805 May 26, 2011
Anyone know who originally built this historic mansion for sale? The listing says it was built before the civil war. Or know any other history about it? Just google 1725 Junction city Rd 71730 and you can look at it.
Jean

Baton Rouge, LA

#806 May 26, 2011
history wrote:
Anyone know who originally built this historic mansion for sale? The listing says it was built before the civil war. Or know any other history about it? Just google 1725 Junction city Rd 71730 and you can look at it.
This looks like the house up on the hill just south of the old railroad bridge. I don't know the history of it, but it seems to me it wasn't always brick. If I remember correctly, after American Oil closed around 1972, the woman who ran the refinery lived there.
Simms

United States

#807 Jul 8, 2011
Does anyone remember the big home that the front was covered with a huge Santa head during the Christmas holidays (who owned that house?) or the mechanical Santa at the court house?(1950's-60's) Eldorado had the best Christmas decorations and Tony had the best tamales.
Castratrix

Euless, TX

#808 Jul 8, 2011
I believe I heard that the mansion on Junction City Road was relocated before the brick from the Hillsboro community, somewhere east of the current location. Gracie Smith who was demo'ng the refinery until Bob Newell made a lot of money storing oil or fuel and others followed hoping to make money then we were blessed with Ensco, lived in the house after her Garret mansion experienced a fire. One Sunday, Billy Martin released a wild hog in the J.C. Rd. mansion during a party. I believe Melvin Bell was there.
Bill in Ohio

Lakeview, OH

#811 Jul 30, 2011
How many can remember that record shop on the street beside the Rialto that sold used juke box records? When KDMS first came on the air, I won a contest and got to go pick out 100 records free.
Lugnut

United States

#812 Jul 30, 2011
Bill in Ohio wrote:
How many can remember that record shop on the street beside the Rialto that sold used juke box records? When KDMS first came on the air, I won a contest and got to go pick out 100 records free.
What year was that when KDMS started up? I assume KELD was already broadcasting.
Off the track

El Dorado, AR

#813 Jul 31, 2011
Bill in Ohio wrote:
How many can remember that record shop on the street beside the Rialto that sold used juke box records? When KDMS first came on the air, I won a contest and got to go pick out 100 records free.
Bill in Ohio....I have lived in ElDorado since I was 14, but lived in Findlay, Ohio as a child and remember Freemont being some where related to our yearly vacation at Lake Erie the last 2 weeks of every summer in August. I best remember Cheese Haven, Cedar Point and Sandusky, perch fishing off the boat out by Kelly's Island...and an island with an old winery, but cant remember the name.
OMG

El Dorado, AR

#814 Jul 31, 2011
Lugnut wrote:
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What year was that when KDMS started up? I assume KELD was already broadcasting.
Your that mean nasty Houston/Dallas/Beaumont Texas person!! I thought that ip was familar.
OMG

El Dorado, AR

#815 Jul 31, 2011
You're always talking about your gonads. So gross, grow up!!!!
Lugnut

United States

#816 Jul 31, 2011
OMG wrote:
You're always talking about your gonads. So gross, grow up!!!!
YOU try hauling around 14 lbs of balls all day, hon. You'd talk nasty too.
Old Friend

El Dorado, AR

#817 Jul 31, 2011
Castratrix wrote:
I believe I heard that the mansion on Junction City Road was relocated before the brick from the Hillsboro community, somewhere east of the current location. Gracie Smith who was demo'ng the refinery until Bob Newell made a lot of money storing oil or fuel and others followed hoping to make money then we were blessed with Ensco, lived in the house after her Garret mansion experienced a fire. One Sunday, Billy Martin released a wild hog in the J.C. Rd. mansion during a party. I believe Melvin Bell was there.
Can't believe Billy Martin would do something like that.
tom talley

United States

#818 Aug 26, 2011
_Crackers_ wrote:
Does anybody remember where the old Boys Club was before they built the new one down by the stadium sometime around 1948-1949. Seems like it was South of it's current location, closer to the square, but still on NW Ave.
Nothing but fond memories of Alva Waddell and the other guy, can't remember his name.
It was a little toward nw hwy from the site of the new building...(new being in the lat 40 or early fifties)....alva used to let me win at checkers....he had to try real hard, but suddenly I would discover that I could jump all his checkers at once...took a lot of planning on his part...great man. Cecil kept all the sports going and after the ball field was built...I spent many hours playing ball there....particularly remember the catchers clinic put on by someone that School Boy Roe talked into coming down...wonderful memories...
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Since: Apr 10

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#819 Aug 26, 2011
tom talley wrote:
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It was a little toward nw hwy from the site of the new building...(new being in the lat 40 or early fifties)....alva used to let me win at checkers....he had to try real hard, but suddenly I would discover that I could jump all his checkers at once...took a lot of planning on his part...great man. Cecil kept all the sports going and after the ball field was built...I spent many hours playing ball there....particularly remember the catchers clinic put on by someone that School Boy Roe talked into coming down...wonderful memories...
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Thanks, Tom. I remember those big, fairly thick, brownish ID tags, worn around your neck on a chain. I believe they cost 25 cents a year.

Alva Waddell and Cecil Kellum. That's them! First class guys. I, too, played a lot of baseball out back there. Turnage hardware... Coach Linkswaller. We'd walk down to the Boys Club and stay all day long in the summer. Mr Waddell would give me a quarter sometimes to go eat lunch across the street. Hotdog and a coke for that quarter.

I see you're on Facebook, but I don't know nothing about it. I went to that website, but couldn't figure how to contact you. Said I needed to join up. Ain't joined nothing since I got out of the Marine Corps.
Bill in Ohio

Lakeview, OH

#820 Sep 3, 2011
Can anyone please tell me the History of "Sloane's Park" out on Champagnolle Road?
My Uncle once lived in the large house there (not the one on the Lake). It had gas lighting.
The House on the Lake had a Mounted Bob Cat on the back poarch.
I shot many squirrels in those woods. I use to swim in the Lake. I knew where the two unmarked graves were located. All this was before I went into the USN in 1951.

Since: Jan 11

El Dorado, AR

#821 Sep 5, 2011
btoverdrive wrote:
Paul's hamburgers
The Palace, whatever happened to Herb?
The Coffee Cup
Ragsdales Drug Store
Making beer runs to Moons

Correct me if I am wrong but I was in Eldo over Christmas and picked up some spudnuts. Tastes like any other doughnut now.
No longer made with potato flour
Lugnut

United States

#822 Sep 5, 2011
frizzkat wrote:
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No longer made with potato flour
Here's an interesting article about Spudnuts from LA Weekly:

In 1964, Spudnuts was selling an estimated 400,000 donuts daily, when the company came up with a process to flash-freeze their dough. The future looked bright.

In late 1968, a Canadian company bought Spudnuts from the Pelton brothers. At the time, there were 315 Spudnut franchise-holders including a recent expansion to Japan.

Three years later, Dakota Bake N Serve Inc. bought Spudnuts. This is where the cruller crumbled.

The owner of Dakota Bake N Serve got caught up in a huge, proposed marina development in the Sacramento River Delta, selling all of his stock to a promoter in exchange for tax-free bond notes that proved worthless. When the promoter was convicted on several charges of fraud and conspiracy in 1979, it was the end of Spudnuts as a chain. Existing stores were left to fend for themselves.

Numbers vary, but it's believed roughly three dozen Spudnuts locations survive, scattered across the United States. Remarkably, 10 of those are in Los Angeles County with three in Los Angeles and two in the San Fernando Valley. There's even a Spudnuts museum in Lafayette, Indiana.

In 1964, Spudnuts was selling an estimated 400,000 donuts daily, when the company came up with a process to flash-freeze their dough. The future looked bright. In late 1968, a Canadian company bought Spudnuts from the Pelton brothers. At the time, there were 315 Spudnut franchise-holders including a recent expansion to Japan.

Three years later, Dakota Bake N Serve Inc. bought Spudnuts. This is where the cruller crumbled.

The owner of Dakota Bake N Serve got caught up in a huge, proposed marina development in the Sacramento River Delta, selling all of his stock to a promoter in exchange for tax-free bond notes that proved worthless. When the promoter was convicted on several charges of fraud and conspiracy in 1979, it was the end of Spudnuts as a chain. Existing stores were left to fend for themselves.

Numbers vary, but it's believed roughly three dozen Spudnuts locations survive, scattered across the United States. Remarkably, 10 of those are in Los Angeles County with three in Los Angeles and two in the San Fernando Valley. There's even a Spudnuts museum in Lafayette, Indiana.
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2011 has seen the Spudnuts name return to the news. In January, Sarah Palin referenced them, assuming they were a mom-and-pop store rather than the lingering outpost of a former national chain. This month, the Spudnuts name came up, literally, in a lawsuit when MP-OTHA Corporation, which says it owns the rights to the Spudnuts name, sued Douglas Bagley, who has been selling a reformulated version of the original donut mix.

Will a spudnut grace the cover of the Weekly with a corseted model? Not likely. Will they make the Stan's fans and Donut Man supporters forsake their favorites? No. But aficionados claim spudnuts are lighter and fluffier than those made with traditional flour. Put their claims to the test at one of the locations below -- but make sure you're getting a true spudnut by asking which are made with potato flour and avoiding the cake donuts (usually made with conventional flour).

http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/2011/03/sp...
Jean

Baton Rouge, LA

#823 Sep 11, 2011
Does anyone remember when the Gypsies came to town and where they camped? I was very little at the time, but I remember my parents and grandparents discussing it.
....

United States

#824 Sep 11, 2011
Lugnut wrote:
<quoted text>Here's an interesting article about Spudnuts from LA Weekly:

In 1964, Spudnuts was selling an estimated 400,000 donuts daily, when the company came up with a process to flash-freeze their dough. The future looked bright.

In late 1968, a Canadian company bought Spudnuts from the Pelton brothers. At the time, there were 315 Spudnut franchise-holders including a recent expansion to Japan.

Three years later, Dakota Bake N Serve Inc. bought Spudnuts. This is where the cruller crumbled.

The owner of Dakota Bake N Serve got caught up in a huge, proposed marina development in the Sacramento River Delta, selling all of his stock to a promoter in exchange for tax-free bond notes that proved worthless. When the promoter was convicted on several charges of fraud and conspiracy in 1979, it was the end of Spudnuts as a chain. Existing stores were left to fend for themselves.

Numbers vary, but it's believed roughly three dozen Spudnuts locations survive, scattered across the United States. Remarkably, 10 of those are in Los Angeles County with three in Los Angeles and two in the San Fernando Valley. There's even a Spudnuts museum in Lafayette, Indiana.

In 1964, Spudnuts was selling an estimated 400,000 donuts daily, when the company came up with a process to flash-freeze their dough. The future looked bright. In late 1968, a Canadian company bought Spudnuts from the Pelton brothers. At the time, there were 315 Spudnut franchise-holders including a recent expansion to Japan.

Three years later, Dakota Bake N Serve Inc. bought Spudnuts. This is where the cruller crumbled.

The owner of Dakota Bake N Serve got caught up in a huge, proposed marina development in the Sacramento River Delta, selling all of his stock to a promoter in exchange for tax-free bond notes that proved worthless. When the promoter was convicted on several charges of fraud and conspiracy in 1979, it was the end of Spudnuts as a chain. Existing stores were left to fend for themselves.

Numbers vary, but it's believed roughly three dozen Spudnuts locations survive, scattered across the United States. Remarkably, 10 of those are in Los Angeles County with three in Los Angeles and two in the San Fernando Valley. There's even a Spudnuts museum in Lafayette, Indiana.
&#8203;
2011 has seen the Spudnuts name return to the news. In January, Sarah Palin referenced them, assuming they were a mom-and-pop store rather than the lingering outpost of a former national chain. This month, the Spudnuts name came up, literally, in a lawsuit when MP-OTHA Corporation, which says it owns the rights to the Spudnuts name, sued Douglas Bagley, who has been selling a reformulated version of the original donut mix.

Will a spudnut grace the cover of the Weekly with a corseted model? Not likely. Will they make the Stan's fans and Donut Man supporters forsake their favorites? No. But aficionados claim spudnuts are lighter and fluffier than those made with traditional flour. Put their claims to the test at one of the locations below -- but make sure you're getting a true spudnut by asking which are made with potato flour and avoiding the cake donuts (usually made with conventional flour).

http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/2011/03/sp...
I wished the former wouldn't have sold out to those foreigners
Not Rudger

El Dorado, AR

#825 Sep 11, 2011
Agreed. The spudnuts aren't the same anymore. Ever since the place was sold to those Mexicans it is harder to get hot ones and they're just not the same. They try to fill up the rack with a many precooked ones as they can and will try to give you cold ones. I wish Mr. Varnell was still running it. He knew how to keep hot ones coming out all the time.
Lugnut

United States

#826 Sep 12, 2011
Has anyone ever tried one of those Spudnut recipes using mashed potatoes?

This one showing fresh glazed Spudnuts has my mouth watering something fierce!

http://coleensrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/08/gl...

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