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Cross-country road trips. Old Hollywood. American icons. Memories from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s make us feel all warm and fuzzy. Take a walk down memory lane (or a drive on a long highway), reminiscing about the American diner, vintage cars, and everything in between.

The History of John Deere—From the Early Plow to Farm Tractors

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The John Deere tractor is one of the most enduring icons of American farm life. The John Deere tractor manufacturing company was founded in 1837 and the story of its founding is tightly interwoven with the development of the steel plow. Deere’s desire to improve on an imperfect plow design resulted in the founding of

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1950s Vintage Texaco Gas Station Decor From Vintage Vending

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Recently we featured photos of our Coca-Cola soda bar setup at our old store in Salem, NH. You can read about it in this blog http://blog.retroplanet.com/creating-cool-1950s-soda-bar-coca-cola-decor/. Today we’re sharing photos of our Texaco gas station display, also from the old store. We don’t have these items anymore so they’re not available to sell but we

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Vintage US Travel Photos From NYC, Utah, Florida and Pennsylvania in the ’40s and ’50s—First Installment

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Some years ago I bought a small case at an antique store that was filled with Kodachrome transparencies. At the time I was really interested in the case itself since it was in such nice shape and was 50’s vintage. I thought it would display nicely somewhere around our offices. Not to say I ignored the

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U.S. National Park Service Turns 100 In 2016

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  The National Park Service is a bureau of the federal government that was formed to oversee and protect all national parks and monuments throughout the United States. On August 25, 2016 we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and acknowledge all the people that protect these treasures today and into the

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Celebrate Woodstock with Groovy T-Shirts and Home Decor

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The ’60s and ’70s were a time when everything changed. There was a move away from tradition and a time of trying new things. The Woodstock Music Festival had a lot to do with this revolution. What began as an outdoor concert in a dairy farmer’s field in Bethel in upstate New York, evolved into a

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