My Top 10 List - Add Your Memory

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GeeG

Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List

Post by GeeG » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:04 am

1. Mello’s Ice Cream
2. Rainbow Ballroom
3. St Alfonso’s church
4. West Coast Relays
5. Fink-White Playground
6. Frank H Ball
7. Kearney Park
8. Edison High School
9. Sunday Afternoons at Roeding Park
10. 2-Way Fruit Stand
11. Kearny Drive In
12. Castillo’s Tower District
13. Mervyn’s
14. Junior Bootery Shoe Store
15. Laucks Bakery
16. College Pharmacy
18. Rontell’s Volvo
19. Jesse James Auto
20. Towkiwa Restaurant - China Town
21. P&R Liquor Store
22. Hale Medical Center
23. Graves’s Upholstry
24. Luau Restaurant
25. The Hacienda
26. J&C Records
27. Sun’s Barbecue
28. Triangle Restaurant

Tonloc0105

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

Post by Tonloc0105 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:58 pm

Great lists and so many memories from the previous pots

1) harpains dairy - near my house off of Ashlan.
2).country squire theater - first and Ashlan
3). Pizza & pipes - near the old gemco (now Target) on shields. Weird old organ in that place on the 2nd floor.
4) Ashlan park driving range - near the old harpains fairy.
5) home channel movies - McKinley Ave. was the first place to rent vhs or beta movies when vcr’s came out in the early 80’s. I remember you had to choose a side based on whether you had a vhs or beta player when you entered the store.
6) Flauts donuts (I think??). Near Radcliffe stadium on Blackstone and Clinton I think (used to be a strip mall there with this classic donut shop). So good!!

Wayne

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

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

Post 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!

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

Post 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

joeg1484

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

Post 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.

joeg1484

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

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

3. Vendo
4. Calcot
5. Pinedale Water Towers

Ahh the memories....

Abh3dad

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

Post 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.

bryan1963

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

Post 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

123abc

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

Post 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

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