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Old 01-24-2008, 10:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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A couple of "scotch & water" and I start remembering stuff

Maverick Ranch (1955-1960) – what was left of the ranch bordered by Hillcrest on the west, Babcock on the north, and Sunshine ranch road on the east. A kids dream. A large stock tank to fish, rabbits, snakes and birds to shoot. Large red ants which were food for the horney toads, dung beatles and lizards lived in our back yard for a few years. Cattle still grazed in 1955. Homes and the Jamaican apartments ruined that dream. We were not allowed to have pellet or BB guns, but thank goodness my neighbor did. I did hunt with a bow and arrow.


Bandas Ice House 1964…- Fredericksburg Rd. and Vance Jackson Drive thru service, pool tables and pin ball machines that paid off in beer, which you could take or sell back to Mrs. Banda. A friend of mine was arrested for inciting a riot for covering his arm with ketchup and hanging it out the truck of a car while going thru the drive thru. The place has been an Arts Tire store after Bandas moved to General McMullen .

Butcher Boy (1960) – Blanco road near Basse road. Meat market but had a kitchen and cooked meals. Had a T-bone steak and trimmings for around $1.79 plus tip. I made $1.00 an hour before taxes so it took a big chunk of my Saturdays pay just to eat there.

Atlantic Mills –Name later changed to Spartan Atlantic. Fredricksburg road just west of what is now Northwest center. Entrance faced Northwest center. Building is still there.

Rubens (1957–1960’s) Fredricksburg road north of Vance Jackson – large hanger building, now Goodwill Industries. Mr. Ruben was a merchandiser. He would buy bales of irregular clothes from New York and place on tables at a dirt-cheap price. We bought different colored striped shirts with sleeves with pockets on the sleeve for 25 cents. We called them our drinking shirts. You could buy a tux shirt for 2 bucks. Mr. Ruben was always dressed in a three-piece suit. A real nice guy and good businessman. He also sold gasoline.

Peppermint Lounge (1960’s-80’s) San Pedro and Fresno drive – I think first Go-Go joint in SA. It later became a topless joint. I think it was named something else before the mint.

Rumseys corner grocery store (1964)– Old Fredricksburg road now IH10 west where Fiesta Texas located. Store on land owned by Mcdonough Brothers limestone quarry. Moved to east side of highway when the plant expanded.

McNeel Machinery Company (1950’s-60’s)– Northwest corner 410 and Vance Jackson. Sales and service of construction machinery. Academy and a host of other businesses occupy the area.


Hi-Ho theatre on S. Presa- 1964 it was a country and western beer joint and dance hall. I was with my boss from Holt Machinery. We were out chasing skirts. He ran his new Pontiac into a cadillac and telephone pole on S. Presa on the way home. I bought the dash with my face. I got patched up and went home. He got to spend a few days in the hospital.

White Castle Hamburgers (1964) – Fredricksburg road south of Angeles courts later renamed $3 motel, or just north of Hildebrand. I think they were steamed, but cute little burgers.

 
Old 01-25-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: West Side San Antonio
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Remember going on a field trip to Butter crust bread and getting a piece of bread and butter at the end of the tour...and those blue pencils with the butter crust logo.
 
Old 01-25-2008, 12:06 PM
 
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Hey Mud,

Did you go to Edison? First Mate was across the street. In elementary school there was a place, Ann and Tom Brown, that had great cherry cokes - Hildebrand and Blanco. And the Blue Note where the Sir Douglas Quintet played. Yeah, Tunies was good but how about the Crystal Pistol. I used to walk up their from my parent's house and then stagger home. I remember they had a deal at lunch that was "Burger and Beer for a buck"
 
Old 01-25-2008, 01:04 PM
 
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49 Olds, Mud, Cookiemeister and all you other GBNF's, just started a new thread, San Antonio Saloons, 1870's-1910.
What is GBNF's?
 
Old 01-25-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Gone But Not forgotten
 
Old 01-25-2008, 04:06 PM
 
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Gone But Not forgotten
Duh! I guess that was another DB question!
 
Old 01-25-2008, 07:03 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Remember going on a field trip to Butter crust bread and getting a piece of bread and butter at the end of the tour...and those blue pencils with the butter crust logo.
Hey back in the day you would get a BUTTERCRUST wooden ruler AND a pencil to go with the warm bread and butter. I don't think anyone who grew up in SA could forget the smell that would cause everyone to give a collective "Ahhhhhhh" as you got within 1/2 a mile of the place!
 
Old 01-25-2008, 10:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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White Castle Hamburgers (1964) Fredricksburg road south of Angeles courts later renamed $3 motel, or just north of Hildebrand. I think they were steamed, but cute little burgers.
There was a White Castle in SA???
 
Old 01-25-2008, 10:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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As far as I know.....Jaffes built North Star Mall, but the Barshops own it. I believe the Jaffe's owned Central park mall (and still do).
James W. Rouse built North Star Mall. It is currently owned by General Growth Properties.
 
Old 01-25-2008, 11:28 PM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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There was a White Castle in SA???

They sell Belly Bombs, right??

Ate one once in Columbus Ohio.

mud
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