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Old 02-08-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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Stumbled across this interesting article about Big Springs, NE, a town that supposedly is a relic straight out of the 1950s. Anyone know of any other curioisities such as this town that have resisted change in their appearance and culture?

Perfectly Preserved 1950s Small Town Discovered In Western Nebraska | The Dailyer Nebraskan (http://www.dailyernebraskan.com/article/perfectly-preserved-1950s-small-town-discovered-in-western-nebraska - broken link)
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Back in COLORADO!!!
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can you re post your link?
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:48 PM
 
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The article is a joke.
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:40 AM
 
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I'm not sure I'd call it preserved in relation to a particular time period, but Saugatuck, Michigan is a pretty cool place that has dodged mainstream-America development. For instance there aren't any chain restaurants, fast food establishments or strip malls in what is a popular resort area.

The $4.49-a-Gallon Vacation to Saugatuck, Mich. - NYTimes.com
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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testa50, boy do i feel stupid

Anyway, the article does bring about an interesting topic though of towns across the US that actually do seem like they're a time warp. I would imagine there's some towns along the old Route 66 that have this type of preservation. Anyone been through a town like this?
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Interesting that the town of Big Spring, NE is all over the Internet (public library, grocery, all internet accessible), they have modern cars, and I am sure they have TV too. Like testa said, the article is a joke.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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I wouldn't say it is like being in a time warp, but Millersburg, Ohio is a small town that isn't supported by tourism, and hasn't been damaged or ruined by modern development outside of town.
millersburg ohio - Google Maps
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