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VINTAGE SHOTS FROM DAYS GONE BY! (Part 2)

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  1. WQ59B
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    Colchester CT '40 ~ ColchesterCT40 2.png
     
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    Southington CT '42 ~ SouthingtonCT42.png
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    Lake Componce Amusement Park.


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    Local TV company had a giveaway every year you send in a post card and they send you 5 ride tickets. Me and my buddies sent like 20 postcards each for a mess of free tickets.

    Road our bikes for an hour one way to get there and I road that roller coaster FIFTY times in a row :eek:

    Ride get off run around all the steps and get back in line over and over.

    Riding the bikes home later was agony :(
     
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    And here I thought he was looking for empties to take back so he could afford to buy a pair of longer pants.
     
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    I had a '46 Cushman that looked the same. Rode mine two years for High School and work, rain or shine or snow. Paid $45.00. No glass on fuel system tho. It was about shot when bought,
    had issues but easy to work on.
     
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    Lake Compounce ! ! Great memories, my brother's friends Mother was a Norton, they owned the park. Spent a good amount of time there as a kid. My mother sold tickets for the train, I used to ride right behind the engineer. A neighbor worked on the roller coaster. If there was an empty seat I rode, one Sunday about a hundred times (no shxt). On the weekends they charged to park, 50 cents or a dollar, If I had a date I was a big shot and paid to park, if alone I would park up on the road and go down the sand bank to get in. Great times ! ! ! Paul in CT
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    And his roadster.
     
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    Jays was originally started in Chicago by the Japp family. When WW II broke out the name was changed from Japps to Jays.
     
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    Phones.jpg
    We had the panel telephone when I was a kid. It connected to a party line.

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    Around 1960 when I was 12 there were still a lot of the late '40s- early '50s "tug boat" bodied Cushmans on the road. ( most of them really beat up by then) The deluxe models had 2 speed transmissions and rear suspensions. My uncle borrowed one from a buddy and took me for a ride''...I was hooked! Two years later I had a '59 single speed model called a Highlander and I've ridden motorcycles ever since.
     
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    WQ59B, thanks for the picture from my town. I believe this building is still there; I remember the company. It closed up in the late 80s, early 90s, as I recall. I've tried to find pictures to post, but to no avail.
     
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    Let's try this one:
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    Ye Olde Well is no longer there, it's a parking lot converted to "social distance" dining. The section with the hardware store and post office is now a decent "Chinese" restaurant. The other buildings are still there, too.
     
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