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IMAGES from NOSTALGIAVILLE

A Click of your Mouse on most of the Images pictures will enlarge them for better viewing

Well... what are you waiting for...pick your state...  and let's "hit the road"...

ALABAMA ARIZONA ARKANSAS CALIFORNIA
COLORADO CONNECTICUT FLORIDA GEORGIA
ILLINOIS INDIANA IDAHO IOWA
KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MAINE MARYLAND
MASSACHUSETTS MICHIGAN MINNESOTA MISSISSIPPI
MISSOURI MONTANA NEBRASKA NEVADA
NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW JERSEY NEW MEXICO NEW YORK
NORTH CAROLINA NORTH DAKOTA OHIO OKLAHOMA
OREGON PENNSYLVANIA RHODE ISLAND SOUTH CAROLINA
SOUTH DAKOTA TENNESSEE TEXAS UTAH
VERMONT VIRGINIA WASHINGTON WASHINGTON DC
WEST VIRGINIA WISCONSIN WYOMING  


Memories are the Essence of Civilization

Welcome, fellow traveler, to the IMAGES Port at Nostalgiaville.  I hope that you brought your traveling boots because we're going to take a trip back in time together... we're going to Nostalgiaville, a magic place where fond memories can be unleashed at will... at the touch of your friendly Mouse.

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Oh... my name is Paul Bates... just call me Paul,,,  there's no formality at Nostalgiaville.  I'm the designated Chief Explorer for Nostalgiaville... and I'll be your guide.  From time to time we'll be accompanied by my wife, Cheri who is in tune with nature and will help us search for the unusual. 

As you will soon learn, there are many destinations we can reach from Nostalgiaville.  I'm familiar with these locations... been to them all, created thousands of images, documented untold numbers of historical tidbits, searched for the unusual, paused to look at "little things"... all the stuff that memories are made from.
Well... let's get started.  We'll be traveling in a trusty RV.

When we reach our destination, we may pile in to the little black GEO Tracker for a closer look.

We may even hop on our bicycle to really get  up-close-and-personal.

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Above is a list of our destinations.  An interesting new feature in Images is the "Historical Pictures" section.  These are pictures we have run across through the Ad Art Gallery... some dating back into the 1800's. 

 A trip to CHERI'S CORNER could be the best click you ever made.  Cheri's look at the world from the eyes of a four year old... going on fifty-something... is a refreshing peek at Images from a unique perspective.
Signs to Remember

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We are surrounded, engulfed, and yes... even overwhelmed by signs.  They stare at us from our televisions in the form of advertisements, follow us as we walk through our cities, and even chase us in our cars as we drive along the roadways.  They tell us what to buy, where to shop, how to live longer, the secret of eating better, the sexiest cars to buy, propose exotic travel destinations, and even entice us to change life-long habits.

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Sacks Thrift Ave

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Old Volks Home
Oklahoma City, OK

There are so many signs that vie for our attention that our minds can't focus on and absorb all the messages that are bombarding us continuously.   The creative ones among the throngs of  "sign-makers" figured out the attention problem long ago, and have crafted signs that are "attention-getters" .  They found that by using catchy  phrases or word combinations in naming their businesses or products, that they were more likely to get our attention for that important second to ensnare us and entice us to visit and spend some money.
Our travels around the country have provided us with many opportunities to observe first hand this sign-maker creativity, and we have decided to devote a section of Images to chronicle an oft overlooked and under known fascination of our lives.

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Bookie Joint Bookstore
Traverse City, Michigan

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Tooth Acres
Clarksville, Tennessee

Don't forget when looking at these pictures on Internet that you can click on any sign and enlarge it for better viewing.  At the end of some of the topics, please note cartoon depictions of the sign.  These drawings were made by Wendi Butler.  Her directive in creating these cartoons was to read the sign and use her imagination to draw what the mind saw.  Try this on your own.  You don't have to draw the image, but you will be pleased at the pictures that will form in your mind.
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Toe Acres
Clarksville, Tennessee

 

Pick a category... sit back... and have a chuckle or two

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

AUTOMOTIVE

BEAUTY SHOPS

BOOKS & VIDEOS

CHILD CARE

CLOTHING STORES

COMPUTERS

CRAFTS

FLOWER SHOPS

FOOD SALES

LAUNDRY & DRY CLEANERS 

LIQUOR SALES

MAIL BOXES

MEDICAL

MOTELS

PETS

RESTAURANTS

MISCELLANEOUS

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