Jackson Mi Memories
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D Rowbotham

San Diego, CA

#44 Apr 13, 2012
Northwest High, 36 acres to minibike on, pond, Auction barn, hitchhiking everywhere. Threw a snowball at a cop car by the shell at Paka Plaza to get a ride home in that bad blizzard in 78. It worked. Dish washing at Roccies Pizza. Leaving.
Fast Fred

Mercer Island, WA

#45 May 30, 2012
>...Does anyone remember the Chinese Rest. atop of Woolworths, maybe it was above the store on the corner.

Fairy Garden. Yes, above the drug store on the corner of Mich Ave and Jackson St. I only ate there once....probably in the early 1960's. Cantonese style. Not my favorite Chinese food.
Michigan Center Bob

Springfield, MO

#46 Jul 24, 2012
I am looking for a picture of Bea's Drive-In and have not been able find one. Does anyone have one that they can share?

Jackson, MI

#47 Sep 26, 2012
I was born here. It is sad to see all the things from our youth gone.......Rolling pin bakery..flat iron drug..fields was the best the rose room was super, the big boy downtown, mac's drive inn, small neighborhood grocery stores, actually being able to see the cascades falls with no wall, The viking resturant,Rocci's. The downtown with real department store. Oh how great is was....

“Too Much Fun”

Since: Dec 12

Jackson Michigan

#48 Dec 22, 2012
Hi all,
Life long resident... waiting to get account verified and I'll post my memories... back in the 50's & 60's this was the place to be. Many Many people moved here from the south and southwest to live and work. What a wonderful time... More later... S. Fitz
Nancy AZ and Jackson

Scottsdale, AZ

#49 Apr 20, 2013
Ella Sharp Park museum and Granary Restaurant, The Cascades, The Manor House, Essex Heights, beautiful homes, tree-lined streets, Jacobsons, the windows at Fields at Christmastime, The Root Beer stand, A & W, McDonads on Prospect, Stonewall Road, Woolworths, The Fairy Garden, Bee's drive-in, Brown's Lake. Still a beautiful place, but so many shops gone and some of the neighorhoods have gone down hill. This will change one day though when more people discover what a great place Jackson was and still is. You can be a part of this by supporting local business.
Johnny Savoie

Howell, MI

#50 Sep 29, 2013
Billy Byrd, I remember the castle as well!! If you get that info, please pass it along!

Nashville, TN

#52 Jan 20, 2014
I was a kid growing up in Jackson in the 80's...still remember riding the red pony at Miller Shoes, that brown carpeted ramp at Curtis Mathis where we rented tapes for the Beta, going to All Skate on Friday nights, looking at the dogs at the pet store at Paka Plaza and buying nickel cashews and candy at Woolworth. Holly Bi Golly's (sp??) was awesome because they gave you free popcorn but what I liked best was when my mom, brother and I met my dad at West Point for dinner after he got out of work. Spent many summers at Grandma and Grandpa's cottage on Clark Lake, too. Love the kiddie cocktales and Beach Bar tomato soup!!

Dewitt, MI

#53 May 11, 2014
Favorite memory Santa Claus flew to the Paka Plaza in the early 1970s and people were lined up outside from the bank all the way to sears.
Woolworth store Paka Plaza and downtown
Softball Games at several fields on the Hunt school property.
The Dome and Chicken Inn, and the Holly's Stake and four, and Shoppers Fare, and Rinks.
I will always love Jackson. I wish my kids could have been there in the best of times.

Three Rivers, MI

#54 Feb 7, 2015
What was in the yes club before it was the yes club

Mountain View, CA

#55 Nov 21, 2015
I have many memories of this place!
COLD COLD COLD weather while waiting for the traditional Xmas parades downtown.

Going to Elementary school at Allen School on Pearl St.

The Westwood mall fountain, Montgomery wards and kb toys.

Gamecrazy on west ave

Rallys where Walgreen's sits on east mich.

My old home on 733 Franklin St (the duplex that burned down new years 2014).

Before consumers built their tower.

Meijer on east mich before its renovation

The riches gas station on Brooklyn rd between Napoleon and Vanderxook

And finally, the grocery store on east mich near rosewood ave and fox road.

Mountain View, CA

#56 Nov 21, 2015
Pizza beach near the airport!
Diane Hayworth

Jackson, MI

#57 May 12, 2016
Rick Davies wrote:
I have a frindly wager with another long time Jackson resident. I say Flemings Ice Cream was on West Avenue, just North of High Srtreet and Matthews Ice Cream was on Jackson Street, just south of Wesley. She says it is the other way around. Who is right.
I know that Matthews was on Jackson St because I used to go there after school when I attended St. Mary's. My husband remembers an ice cream place by High St so that must have been Fleming ice cream.

Greenville, MI

#58 Jun 9, 2016
Pizza beach was the best. I had a friend who managed the place and now he owns a successful restaurant in Springport called Chubbys cafe. His name was Kenny
old jackson stoner

Toledo, OH

#59 Nov 25, 2016
location clarification wrote:
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Where was Tubbs located?
The regent cafe, the cop shop(Evanoffs) caberae , potter inn
, Meadowlark inn
417 Linda

Greenville, SC

#60 Dec 1, 2016
born in Osteopathic Hospital - now gone
sledding at Cascades
getting soaked at Cascades on a windy evening - it was free
Grandma's house 100 feet from Loud and Jackson's Dairy
Rose room, Fairy Gardens, Regent Cafe
Odd Fellows and Rebekah Home where Westwood Mall stands
Coney Islands at Paka Plaza - never Jackson Crossing
the Dome on E Michigan
Bea's Drive Inn on Northwest Ave, remember the Pig's Dinners?
Foote Hospital - why change the name?
summer jobs at Hayes Industries & Spartan Electronics
the old prison downtown
shopping at Stillman's and Glasgow's
beautiful old downtown library-updated but thankfully little changed
the old railroad station
Fields and Jacobson's department stores
flower beds at Ella Sharp Park
Monkey Island at Sharp Park
summer days at Clarklake
I miss the snow! now living in SC

Ann Arbor, MI

#61 Mar 10, 2017
Jackson Proud wrote:
Hey, how about the Yes Club!
That was a blast in the 80's
I loved that place. I played there with my band i bet over 50 times from 1984 through 87.
Best dive bar in MI.
Remember Jim Rumbler. Wonder what ever happened to him?

United States

#62 Jul 15, 2017
Remember when the black people would hang out, draw welfare ,sell drugs & shoot each other?

United States

#63 Jul 16, 2017
Remember when our hometown patriot Ted Nugent crapped his pants & lived in them a week to dodge the draft?
Well now he's calling your overweight loved ones blubbering whales & said they should get no health care.
Grandma is mad.

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