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Old 07-31-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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stop the car at they yellow plate stoplight!
All the stop lights around here are yellow plated. Didn't know that was unusual. I think the black lights are more common in the East, but in this area they all are still yellow, even the new ones.
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: IN
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All the stop lights around here are yellow plated. Didn't know that was unusual. I think the black lights are more common in the East, but in this area they all are still yellow, even the new ones.
Most of the western US has black plate stoplights. The East is mixed in terms of stoplights. In NH and PA many have black plates with yellow insets. NYC has all yellow plate stoplights for the most part. I know nearly all of IN has yellow plate stoplights as well as OH and MI like you mentioned. WV has yellow plate stoplights as other areas of the Southeast, but nearly as prevalent. FL has mostly black plate stoplights. NE and WI often have horizontal stoplight housings instead of the traditional vertical housings.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:00 AM
 
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Route 66 towns - you have to get a map to find old Route 66, I saw a show on TV that said people who owned those old motels are keeping them up because of poeple who want to remember childhood travels. Springfield, IL still has one Route 66 fast food root beer/hotdog restaurant!

I traveled to northwestern Illinois, Route 64 and there was a restaurant - old fashioned - where strangers would sit together to eat on long tables, and everyone was like they knew each other.

When we go traveling, we search the internet for a town, and then "motels" you can find a lot of them - including the pink flamingo decor, the pink neon lights outside, staying in one makes you feel like your back in the 1950's. The people who run them are so nice like that. Talking to them makes you feel like your back in the 1950's. What makes it different is the mom and pop mentality and friendliness. When you've been shopping in bigger cities and then you get the mom and pop treatment, its nice, but you can't really put your finger on wht it is.. its just different.

Small town mentality - mom and pop stores - when you find them, you see a huge difference in the way they talk to you and treat you, and its like you never want to rip them off, you just want to treat them nice as they do you. I've been to those! so refreshing! I visited Ludington MI where they were so nice like that. small town mom & pop places, ice cream shoppe, nice!

Thats about it for my travels as I dont go traveling like i wish i could!
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Is there any town in Usa that maybe stuck in time like 50s,60s ?
Fort Smith, Arkansas is pretty close. People still have '50s attitudes and classic cars are big around here. Classic country and bluegrass are the preferred types of music.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:21 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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If you want to see a town stuck in the 80s check out Jeffrey City, WY. It was almost completely abandoned about 1985. The buildings that are still there don't look much different from when the place was abandoned.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:13 PM
 
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Route 66 Alberquerque
66 Dinner :: Home
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Greater Boston
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Waterbury connecticut. it hasn't made any progress whatsoever in 50 years.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:26 PM
 
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You may find some in South Dakota, Wyoming, maybe New Mexico...
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: IN
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Hays, KS

Most of the neighborhoods were built during the early to middle part of the 20th century and have a definite 1950s feel to them.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Is there any town in Usa that maybe stuck in time like 50s,60s ?
I don't think there is anything here that would qualify. Maybe some place that has a HUGE Amish population, but even so, no town is 100 percent Amish.

20yrsinBranson
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