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Re: My Top 10 List - Add Your Memory

by Viking7800 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:54 pm

1. Driving to the Friant dam parking lot on the VERY windy Friant road below the bluffs.
2. Phoenix on West Chinese restaurant and nightlife
3. Wonderland bowling
4. Cruising Belmont Street on Saturday night then heading to Bobs Big Boy
5. Burning trash in the backyard in incinerators or 55 gallon trash drums
6. Harpains dairy
7. Blakey’s pool and the extremely high high dive
8. Nashville West on Blackstone. The last building before crossing the river on 2 lane 41
9. Bonfires during homecoming week at Bullard
10. The Velvet Turtle
11. Fat Jacks
12. The Library across The street from FSU
13. The Graduate on Cedar Ave ( best Grad burger ever!)
14. High school football games at McLane, Madera, Clovis, and Ratcliffe.
15. Munchies, the cheapest soy bean burger around 12
cents!

And who could forget Al Radka singing about Lesterburger!!

Re: My Top 10 List - Add Your Memory

by Bulldog Born » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:56 am

We moved to Fresno in 1956. Eventually settling near First/Clinton.

1. I remember going to Harpains Dairy for the best chocolate milk on earth.
2. Shopping at Continental Market on Blackstone between Ashlan and Gettysburg? with my parents for our groceries.
3. The old airport terminal at Hammer Field when TWA Lockheed Super Constellations used to visit regularly.
4. Purposely missing the bus to walk home from Fort Miller Jr. High so we could spend hours at Arthurs Toy Store looking at model cars and planes to get.
5. Going to Selland Arena and seeing some of the greatest names in Rock and Roll history in their prime
6. That would also include the Warnors, Tower, Wilson theaters, the Wild Blue Yonder and the FSU Amphitheater
7. Watching the movie Grand Prix in Cinerama at the Warnors Theater before Christmas 1966.
8. Turning north on Willow Ave. off Shaw and not having to stop till you reached Friant Dam
9. The Go-Kart track west of hwy.99 on Herndon by the river
10. Those deserted roads(maybe an old gokart track)across from the north west part of FYI off Dakota. That we had make shift races on without any hassles from the law.
10a. That would also include the 1.25 mile road coarse in Woodward Park before it was ever opened as a park

Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List - Add Your Memory

by 123abc » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:40 pm

1. Malibu
2. Festival Cinema and Arcade
3. Estrada’s
4. Country Boy and Longs on West and Herndon
5. Fig Orchards along Herndon
6. Rope swing at the river
7. Swenson’s (sp?)
8. Fresno State Bulldog summer camp
9. Blackstone Bowl
10. American Video being the only business on SW corner of Blackstone and Herndon

Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List - Add Your Memory

by bryan1963 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:18 pm

OMG so many memories

1) Cedar Lanes bowling- I was too young to bowl but dinner there was awesome
2) Cherry Auction
3) Boys Market
4) Starlite Drive In
5) Gottschalk's Fulton Mall
6) Herndon Ave was way up there w nothing on it
7) The Pop Shoppe
8) The Warehouse and Tower Records stores at Blackstone and Shaw
9) The A&W burger place
10) Farrells Ice Cream

Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List - Add Your Memory

by Abh3dad » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:18 am

1. Roller Town
2. Playing in the water fountains downtown (with no worries because they were clean)
3. Two dollar movies at Manchester Theater
4. First Ave Nightclub
5. Cruising (without drama )
6. 92.1 Radio Bilingual Mr Mark Anthony Show
7. Fresno city ended at Pinedale after that there was only fields
8. I remember Kmart and PicNsave.
9. The Alano Club (teen club) it was 50 cents to get in
10. The Museum in downtown and when the dino exhibit would come.

Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List - Add Your Memory

by joeg1484 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:21 pm

3. Vendo
4. Calcot
5. Pinedale Water Towers

Ahh the memories....

Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List - Add Your Memory

by joeg1484 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:46 pm

A couple that I didnt see mentioned...

1. Woodward Park Drive In - 4 screen theater where River Park is now :).
2. Malibu Grand Prix right next to Woodward Park Drive in.

Used to hear the tires screech from Malibu while watching a movie :-D.

Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List - Add Your Memory

by cmorse222 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:04 pm

Some memories that I don't see listed on the site include:

1) Christmas Tree Lane
2) Drive up 41 - Blackstone, Pinedale, Oakhurst, Coarsgold, North Fork,(O'Neals turnoff) - dirt roads after that to Whisky Creek camp grounds
3) Uncle Tom's Liquors Tulare
4) Decker's Equipment Rental - Belmont
5) Greyhound Bus Depot
6) Fish Camp
7) Tollhouse road
8) Jefferson Elementary on Illinois St
9) Longfellow Junior High
10) City of Helm (a huge plant there)
11) Rossi's Pizza inside Mayfair Market complex on Tulare

Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List - Add Your Memory

by cmorse222 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:01 am

My top 10:

1) Loved walking down the street to the local market and spending 20 cents on wax bottles with kool aid inside. We'd suck on the plastic all day once we sucked out the kool aid
2) Carnations on Olive, outstanding
3) Dairy Queen on Fresno and McKenzie, great burgers
4) Manchester Mall - Theater saw Sound Of Music there, got my first kiss too
5) Roosevelt Rough Rider games, 1967 - We beat the heck out of Fresno High every year, well, almost
6) Camping up past North Fork, Whiskey Falls
7) Watching Twilight Zone, Way Out, Sebastian hosting Shock Theater in this order every frickin Friday night, never missed my fav shows
8) Blakleys swim park and golf course
9) Farmers Market Mayfair on Tulare, Rossi's Pizza, great Calzones
10) Donna Coble, she broke my heart!

Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List - Add Your Memory

by Wayne » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:40 am

Some of my favorite memories I didn't see while glancing through others posts...

1. The Pop Shoppe (5 cent bottles of pop)
2. Sky Harbor Road (before Table Mountain)
3. Lost Lake
4. Sunnyside swap meet and drive in
5. Roller Town
6. Munchy's (25 cent burgers)
7. Winchell's
8. Desegregation in school. (busloads of kids riding clear across town to help all of us understand that our differences weren't really differences at all)

I can't help but wonder while taking my stroll down memory lane this morning what the lists of my children will look like.

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