Remember Huntington in the 50's?
Danny Milller

Dunnellon, FL

#1124 Feb 18, 2011
Danny Clarke wrote:
I remember the horse-drawn milk wagons and how the horses were trained to move up to the next client's house while the milkman was delivering milk to the previous house. The horse would never get it wrong, skipping houses if necessary to get to the next house. Our horse's name was Daisy.
we lived on Guyan Ave and probably had the same wagon
Danny Milller

Dunnellon, FL

#1125 Feb 18, 2011
Tom Reed wrote:
I remember dancing at the Armory on 1st street and 5th av. Does anyone remember Dolens Drive Thru on 10th St and 5th av. dated a girl that worked there. She moved to Ecourse, MI near Detroit. We talk on the phone. Just as beautiful as ever. I grew up on 1st street and 3rd av. Some knew the area as Johnson Lane. What a time to grow up. When I walked out on my porch (I was maybe 10 years old) there were kids as far as the eye could see. I wouldn't trade growing up on Johnson Lane with anywhere.
I didn't know this page existed. I will write more as I remember. Oh, yeah. I was born at the Memorial Hospital on 1st street and 6th av. It was torn down around 1960 and a Big Bear store was built on the same spot. These memories would be hard to beat.
did you know the Curry family on 3rd Ave & 4th St..I use to hang out with Jim Bob Curry
The Storyteller

Franklin, TN

#1126 Feb 18, 2011
I grew up on 1st street and 3rd av. Some knew the area as Johnson Lane. What a time to grow up. When I walked out on my porch (I was maybe 10 years old) there were kids as far as the eye could see. I wouldn't trade growing up on Johnson Lane with anywhere.

I had some ancestors that lived on Johnsons Lane in the 1930 census, lived there in a house that was the last one standing about 10 years ago, but it was condemned. They were Stapletons' & Belchers.
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A Friend

Ona, WV

#1128 Feb 18, 2011
Cheech not Chong wrote:
I remember when the space shuttle landed at the tri state airport and the USS Nimitz docked at Hairless Riverfront Park. Those were exciting times. Does anybody remember the Blue Angels? I can fly as high as them.
This forum is intended for adults that wish to remember the wounderful times we all had and enjoyed in the 50's and not jerk's with nothing to do constructively other than to show their ignorancand childishness and by the way it is I can fly as high as they.
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Stampersjoy

Huntington, WV

#1130 Feb 20, 2011
Old Timer wrote:
Yes, Camden Park is still going atrong. Remember the "pronto pups" (corn dogs)?
Skating rinks were in full swing in the fifties. Used to go to the Armory on 1st ST.(and 6th Ave.(?) I think). Also went to Camden's roller rink a few times.
Does anyone remember "Teen Town" at the YMCA? Friday and Saturday nights would find teens from all over the Huntington area dancing to the Platters, Chubby Checker, Coasters, Jerry Lee Lewis, Patti Page, Tony Bennett and all the other popular songsters of that time.
"Going steady" was the big thing back then. Being well groomed meant being attractive.**What would we have thought of the too big, low riding, crotch to the knees pants that show more underwear than anything else?? NOT ATTRACTIVE!
My oh my...how things have changed. The fifties were truly innocent times compared to now.
Things have changed quiet a bit. We had a lot of fun back then with very little worries except to be home by our parents told us since we wanted to go out agin!
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John

Babson Park, MA

#1133 Feb 21, 2011
Dolans drive inn was a great place we used to meet there before and after hitting the clube great time there from 64 on for me
John atVA

Williston, FL

#1134 Feb 21, 2011
evo7011 wrote:
In regards to the 1950's, does anyone remember the corruption that took place back then and the names associated with various crimes? Feel free to email me if anyone would like to share any stories about police corruption, prostitution, the city market, bootlegging, ect. Thanks.
give it a break, next you will want about the friggin tunnels...
HTGN63

Broken Arrow, OK

#1135 Feb 22, 2011
I remember a very quaint little candy store on 3rd St and 7th Ave West. That awful dog leg in the road at 1st St and Adams/5th Ave. The BBF was the burger place of choice and then over to Broughtons on 1st St and 7th Ave for an ice cream.. As a small child standing in the front seat of my parents car while parked at Broughtons I decided to put the car in reverse.. The car rolled backwards down the embankment across 7th Ave, hit and knocked down one of the pine trees that lined the front sidewalk. My mother never told my father the whole truth about that little incident.
Danny Clarke

Reno, NV

#1136 Feb 22, 2011
Old-timer Girl: You missed my original post where I mentioned growing up in Westmoreland. I do indeed remember Long's Parkette and played football with one of the Long's kids (Dale Long). They used to treat the team to cheeseburgers and milk shakes whenever we won (and sometimes even when we didn't).
I just visited Westmoreland last month and agree that things seem to have deteriorated, but maybe I just remember things being better when I went to Vinson, where I graduated in 1955.
Carole

Huntington, WV

#1137 Feb 23, 2011
WV-EXPAT wrote:
Forgot to mention. Have any of you seen Don Daniel Macmillan's book on Huntington architecture & families? Very interesting and entertaining. I bought a copy of "On The Threshold of Splendor" on Amazon.com when I happened to stumble upon it. I think there is another, but haven't been able to find it as I don't know the title. Does anyone know if there is another? Thanks.
Here are the books all noted at Amazon:

: On The Threshold of Splendor: Historic Homes and Families by Don Daniel McMillan Paperback $23.99

Huntington (WV)(Images of America) by Don Daniel McMillan Paperback $21.99

The Underground Railroad: Lawrence County, Ohio and Cabell County, Virginia by Don Daniel McMillian Paperback $20.99
pure innocence

Bluefield, WV

#1138 Apr 12, 2011
beesplace13 wrote:
My family is trying to remember a diner that sat on the corner of 8th street and 3rd Ave (across 8th street from the Bazaar, where the parking garage is now). It was a small diner and sat right on the corner. Maybe even set a little caddy cornered, but not sure. It wasn't there a long time, but would have been there sometime in the 60's. I have found about 9 people in my family who remember it, but no one can remember the name. Anyone?????
That would have been called Dexter's I believe.
Sam Preach

Huntington, WV

#1139 Apr 12, 2011
At one time it was called The Bambi Lynn.
Named after the owners grand daughter.
There was a large portrait of her on the wall.
sable

Spanishburg, WV

#1140 Apr 14, 2011
Billyjoe wrote:
Does anyone remember the Market Lunch back in the early 60's? if so do you know the owners name back then?
I remember the market lunch very well, can't remember the old man with the long white beard, but remember Kathy the little waitress, made real good sandwichs, we would always go to the market to pick up fresh poroduce and on to market lunch to have a sandwich. I just remembered the old white bearded man , his name was pete don't know his last name. I'm so glad to see some of the old timers still around,
Huntington Author

United States

#1141 Apr 14, 2011
You mentioned Ford's School of Dance, did you take any dancing classes from Mrs Ford?
I ask because I did in Junior High School. I took Ball Room Dancing very reluctantly, but enjoyed it very much. I do remember the dancing etiquate she taught and the Grand March. I thought it was sissy, but soon learned differently as it gave me a background on the various dancing steps of the day.
A Friend wrote:
<quoted text>I remember the house that you lived in between the May Building & B'Nai Sholom Synagogues very well and since I lived in that area I though that I would mention a few neighborhood things & places that may bring back memories.The May building also called and used as the youth Center where kids could meet,hang out,play games,dance & even bowl upstairs on the one or two lanes there.Across 10th st east on the corner was Cash ESSO ,first house east of that Gene Banga used front of the house as The Take Out Inn also south was Kennedy's big hang out for kids with lemonblen,burgers,dogs,ice cream,candy etc:with two pinball machines always in use & next to it Joe & Annett's 10th st Market You may remember the older twin sisters always dressed to the nine walking to church at Johnson Memorial and on week days walking to work at Anderson Newcomb's. Tehth st toward underpass Richard Thornburgs Southside Inn DriveInn real hang out back than,Pigly-Wigly's,Huntington Tennis Club,The Office,Pig-n-Whistle,Arnolds Drug & the Meddowbrook & now on 10th ave from your house going west to 8th st Nancy Ford"s School of Dance & O.L.Harvey's Grocery & HHS,Browns,Tradewell's,Dwights Drive Inn Benzol's Cleaners later Tonlone's Bakery,Franks Place,Humphrys Southside Pharmacy Pops Lunch & I will stop with that for it will maybe be of little intrest to many who did not live in our area.One more thing I saw your mention of the milk delivery and I did see two nice posts on that one I wrote down was on page 7 #132.I hope something I mentioned you may enjoy and hade forgotten.
pure innocence

Bluefield, WV

#1142 Apr 14, 2011
Buzzard wrote:
Remember when Heiner's Bakery was at the corner of 3rd Ave and 20th Street? Every Christmas, out front, there was the sleigh with the reindeer and Rudolf leading. Nothing beats the smell of warm bread from the oven on a cold winter night.
That bakery was Mootz' Sunbeam. I grew up on 4th AVe and 20th St. in the early 60s
Sam Preach

Huntington, WV

#1143 Apr 14, 2011
I took tap, baton,& acrobat at Fords in 1951.
Seems like we had a recital at the Huntington Women Club.
just thinking

AOL

#1144 Apr 14, 2011
any one remember the Big Boy that was on 16 th st and washington,Blvd.
the interstate access goes thru thru there now.and when Dolans @ 10 th and 5 th was a Big Boy and the statue was out in front.also Egnor"s barber shop next door on 10 th street.and getting shoe shines from the 2 old guys at the Fredick Hotel.
Old Fart

United States

#1145 Apr 14, 2011
Yeah I do, it seems like it was 60 yrs ago when I grew up in the 50's lol
pure innocence

Bluefield, WV

#1146 Apr 15, 2011
I hope you all don't mind me jumping in this thread but Old Timer, Danny, and Danny Clark you all are bring back alot of memories for me.

I'm class of 70 HEHS, had Mrs Sortet for homeroom Mrs Theodore for 2 yrs typing class. My dad was in the Jone Hosp. when I was a kid.

I remember Mollett's pizza on 7th ave and 8th st. their open faced pizza breads were wonderful.

I probably post more when I finish reading this thread. I'm only on page 30 right now. I've been taking notes so I know what bits I can add in.

Also I am of female gender and been in htgn all my live.

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Old Timer

Kodak, TN

#1147 Apr 15, 2011
pure innocence wrote:
I hope you all don't mind me jumping in this thread but Old Timer, Danny, and Danny Clark you all are bring back alot of memories for me.
I'm class of 70 HEHS, had Mrs Sortet for homeroom Mrs Theodore for 2 yrs typing class. My dad was in the Jone Hosp. when I was a kid.
I remember Mollett's pizza on 7th ave and 8th st. their open faced pizza breads were wonderful.
I probably post more when I finish reading this thread. I'm only on page 30 right now. I've been taking notes so I know what bits I can add in.
Also I am of female gender and been in htgn all my live.
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"I hope you all don't mind me jumping in this thread......"

Are you kidding??? WELCOME!!! Open arms - WELCOME!!!! Glad to see this thread come to life again!! Please jump in anytime you want!

By the way, I worked at Jones hospital for a short time toward the end of 1961 on the surgical floor, 3-11 shift. Small world, huh?

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