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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.

Superhero Comic Book History

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  Comic book fans and collectors divide the last 80 years of the publication of Superhero comic books into four ages: Golden (1938–1950), Silver (1956–1970), Bronze (1970–1985) and Modern (1985–the present). Prior to Superhero comics, there were “pulps” or pulp fiction novels that sold on newsstands for 10 cents with action heroes like The Shadow,

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Our Fascination with Aliens and UFOs As Reflected in Popular Culture

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  Mankind’s belief in extraterrestrial life forms dates back to at least ancient Greece. In more modern times, the fascination with aliens visiting Earth was reawakened in 1897 with the release of H.G. Wells’ science fiction novel, “The War of the Worlds,” in which he described a horrifying alien invasion in southern England. On Halloween

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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 https://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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