Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Vintage Airliners

National Airlines DC-8 at Miami International Airport
Florida, December 27, 1970.

Eastern Air Lines DC-8 at John F. Kennedy International
Airport - New York, May 28, 1972.

United Airlines Boeing 737 at Atlanta International
Airport - Georgia, August 11, 1976.

Republic Airlines Boeing 727 with original Hughes Air West
paint job at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Arizona, March 16, 1981.

USAir Boeing 727 at Los Angeles International Airport
California, February 19, 1988.

LINK: For more information on transportation visit George W. Hamlin on the Web.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

U.S. Highway 66

More favorite postcards. Route 66 is just a bunch of fun. ENJOY!

Garbage Can Cafe and Lowery's Phillips 66 Station - Located 7 miles East of Marshfield, Missouri and 7 miles West of Conway, Missouri, on U.S. Highway 66. Famous for its home cooked food and individual home made pies.

One of the best known sayings of Claremore's beloved native son Will Rogers --- "I Never Met A Man I Didn't Like" --- charactierizes the atmosphere of the famous 5 TRIBES TRADING POST located just East of the beautiful Will Rogers Memorial, Claremore, Oklahoma.

Will Rogers, proud of his Cherokee blood, often remarked "My ancestors didn't come over on the Mayflower, they were there to meet the boat."

This authentic trading post is owned and operated by Cherokee Indians and specializes in Indian goods and Will Rogers souvenirs.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

More Main Street - USA

Here are some more vintage postcards from my collection. These postcards picture busy Main streets through out the good old U.S.A. ENJOY !!!

Norfolk, Virginia - Looking North on Granby Street - Norfolk is located at the core of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, named for the large natural harbor of the same name located at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay.

Townsend, Montana, seat of Broadwater County, is near Camyon Ferry Dam, a wonderful fishing spot, and an Antelope Preserve. Hassel and Diamond City, ghost towns of Confederate Gulch, are two other interesting near by attractions.

Butte, Montana - Looking west on Broadway from Main; to the left pillars of the new Prudential Federal Building, to the right the First National Bank.

Main Street, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire - The town was granted by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth in 1759 to four young men of Portsmouth, and named Wolfeborough in honor of English General James Wolfe, who had been victorious at Quebec in 1759.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Main Street - USA

Here are some vintage postcards from my collection. These postcards picture busy and not so busy Main streets through out the good old U.S.A. ENJOY !!!

Weaverville, California - Founded in 1850, an historic California Gold Rush town.

Main Street, Vernal, Utah - Population 7500 - Elevation 5280 feet - Vernal is the gateway to the Flaming Gorge Dam and Dinosaur National Monument.

Downtown Erie, Pennsylvania - State Street at 10th - Erie is known as the Flagship City because of the presence of Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship Niagara. The city has also been called the Gem City because of the "sparkling" lake.

Broad Street Looking East - Richmond, Virginia - The capital of Virginia since 1779, Richmond is an important industrial and commercial center. The city is famous for its historical shrines.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

LA Airways

Los Angeles Airways (LAA) was a helicopter airline that was based in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles Airways offered services to area airports as well as Disneyland from Los Angeles International Airport.

Los Angeles Airways helicopter shown landing on the roof of Terminal Annex Postoffice yesterday to inaugurate helicopter air-mail service, the first of its kind in the United States. Two flights daily are planned on this run with another to start Oct. 16. Los Angeles Times Photo - October 2, 1947 (UCLA Archives)

Model of proposed "Los Angeles Airways" helicopter airbus with passenger carrying pod is inspected by Ann Orbeck. The city may get federal funds for a demonstration project to test the skybus between downtown and airport. Los Angeles Times Photo - April 4, 1965 (UCLA Archives)