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Old 06-21-2012, 12:43 PM
 
Location: IN
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The entire Kansas City metropolitan area. It hasn't changed since the 1860s. :0
Please elaborate.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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I see lots of towns in RI that haven't changed significantly in decades. Many look as they did in the 1930s or 40s. Some look Victorian and so on. Not that the people look that way- just the town and the architecture.
Much of downtown Guthrie, OK is restored to the way it looked early in the 20th century.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Many of the Amish and Mennonite communities have changed little in the last 100 years. Business is modern, but the owners go home to a simple life that embraces religion and shuns modern conveniences.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:04 AM
 
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Yeah I know trying to hold on to the past is impossible. I think a group of people should put together a town that has a desire to live in the 50's. That is everything would be a 50's theme. For those that choose to live there would drive classic cars, dress from the era and promote a 50's lifestyle. There could be a malt shop, a gas station with full service, maybe even a drive in. A real back to the future place. Is this a bad thing?
No, not a bad thing, there were many positive things back then that are in short supply today, manners, morals, modest dress, respect, innocence. Back when kids could just be kids. But it wasn't perfect then either. Interracial relationships were not accepted, hate crimes and segregation was alive and well. Boomers tend to recall the simpler times of growing up in the 50's and kind of forget the other stuff.

From a rather sad article in the Cherokee Tribune newspaper, Canton, Georgia. This part of the story talks about the Andy Griffith show. Very nicely written, I think and worth passing along.

"The show was about a simpler time in our history. It was about a time when people sat on the front porch after a hard day’s work and waved to passersby.

It was about simple solutions to relatively simple problems that could be solved in a short 30 minutes.

It was about a time when people cared about their neighbor and would go out of their way to help anyone in need.

Not one of the characters on the show was driven by money. Everything moved in slow motion.

The show is so pure that a series of Sunday School lessons have been developed around each episode.

Simply put, it was reminiscent of Cherokee County in days past and gone".

Cherokee Tribune - Andy and Barney reminders of simpler times
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:49 PM
 
Location: N.H Gods Country
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Aripeka Florida
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:15 PM
 
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Default Stuck in 1950's

Junction City, OR pretty well fits the bill. Great classic cars parades, annual Scandanavian Festival takes over whole downtown, 1920's - 1950's look to the main streets.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I'd love to find a town that is 80's style
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Definitely Mantee, MS. The residents joke that their town is actually Maybury RFD of Andy Griffin fame. In the little town square they have a small building they named Maybury Lodge. The people are nice, but if you, your parents and grandparents didn't grow up there, you will always be considered an outsider.
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:09 PM
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Yes. Come to North East PA. There are LOADS of them.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:56 PM
 
Location: IN
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Yes. Come to North East PA. There are LOADS of them.
Plenty of interesting towns there where you can do some good old fashioned "window shopping" on Main St, walk along old antique victorian houses, gothic revivals, and stop the car at the yellow plate stoplight!

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