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Things I remember going back to 1962.

Original post made by Eric "Rick" Cohen, Old Palo Alto, on Jul 2, 2009

Garland Elementary School, Mr. Center, The Indian Bowl, The Variety Store, Bergman's counter, The Peninsula Creamery, Jean's Smoke House (burned down) Ming's when it was on El Camino, The Indian Drive-in, The Stanford Barn Food Court, Stanford Basketball games at the old gym, sneaking in to Stanford Football games on the Family Plan (Jim Plunkett, Gene Washington, John Elway . . .), The Palo Alto Times, Riots at Stanford, ice block sliding at midnight on the Palo Alto Hills Golf Course, pre-Oregon Expressway, fruit tress in Los Altos, Hippo Burger in Menlo Park, Kirk's . . . and lots of great friends from Garland, Jordan and Paly!

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Posted by Nora Charles
a resident of Stanford
on Jul 3, 2009 at 10:05 pm

What wonderful memories. I wish I'd known Palo Alto in those days. There was a great thread a year or so ago here with many, many recollections of a very different sounding city.


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