SCA Articles

The Road to Ruin

The Road to Ruin

By Eric Schaefer: More than any other form of motion picture, exploitation movies developed a symbiotic relationship with American road culture over some five decades in the mid-20th century.
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Landrum’s – The Biggest Little Diner

Landrum’s – The Biggest Little Diner

FULL ARTICLE by Mella Rothwell Harmon – Landrum’s Diner in Reno, NV, is small, just 240 square feet, yet it plays an unusually large role in local history.
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Route 66: Another Perspective on “Mother” Road

Route 66: Another Perspective on “Mother” Road

A new public history project, The Women on the Mother Road: Route 66, sheds light on women’s experiences along the historic highway.
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Miss Alma Makes a Bee Line: A Story of One Woman and Two Auto Trails

Miss Alma Makes a Bee Line: A Story of One Woman and Two Auto Trails

By John and Kris Murphey – As the first female transcontinental highway booster, Alma Rittenberry had promoted her Jackson Highway not only as a memorial to the former President nicknamed “Old Hickory,” but as a progressive path to get farmers out
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YESCO Says “Yes” to Relighting Idaho’s Panida Theater

YESCO Says “Yes” to Relighting Idaho’s Panida Theater

By Doug Jones: After a period of more than 18 months, the Panida Theater comes out of the darkness, looking forward to a brighter future and its continuing promise of quality performance in north Idaho.
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Teal Roofs and Pecan Logs

Teal Roofs and Pecan Logs

By Lisa Raflo and Jeffrey Durbin: Though it now mostly follows current corporate trends, Stuckey's was once a daring innovator whose Pecan Shoppes were the precursors of the convenience store.
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Lunch is Still Being Served at Woolworth’s in Bakersfield

Lunch is Still Being Served at Woolworth’s in Bakersfield

By Rolando Pujol: Woolworth’s went bust in 1997. However, there is a place in America where you can still walk into a Woolworth’s building with all of its original signage and order a burger and shake at a fully functioning, original
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Ephemera: Harnessing Buffalo

Ephemera: Harnessing Buffalo

The image-makers of Buffalo didn’t let natural history interfere with excellent branding potential, particularly for the Pan American Exposition of 1901.
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5 Faves: Tim O’Brien’s Roadside Pic(k)s

5 Faves: Tim O’Brien’s Roadside Pic(k)s

In his latest book, Tim O’Brien pays homage to the real stars of the roadside: the creators of public art and commercial display whose visions were fulfilled without the baggage of cultural influence.
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