El Rancho Motel postcard - Lodi California U.S.A. - date unknown

El Rancho Motel postcard – Lodi, California U.S.A. – date unknown
Scan copyright © 1950sUnlimited on Flickr. All rights reserved.

While the old sign has been replaced, the front has been redesigned, and the little prospector scene is gone, this motel is still there — now as the El Rancho Inn — and still looking good.

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Sands Motel - 809 Nevada Way, Boulder City, Nevada - September 1, 2006

Sands Motel – 809 Nevada Way, Boulder City, Nevada – September 1, 2006
Credit: Roadsidepictures (Allen) on Flickr.
Creative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial Generic - CC BY-NC 2.0
Found via The Overnight on the Road Pool

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Crown Motel

Crown Motel (Ferrari's Crown Resort) - 8200 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, California U.S.A. - December 5, 2009

Crown Motel (Ferrari’s Crown Resort) – 8200 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, California U.S.A.
December 5, 2009
Credit: Roadsidepictures (Allen) on Flickr
Creative Commons License
Found via The Overnight On the Road Pool

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Buck Lake Ranch

Buck Lake Ranch billboard postcard - date unknown

Buck Lake Ranch billboard postcard – date unknown
Scan Copyright © The Pie Shops Collection (pieshops@gmail.com Jordan Smith). All rights reserved.
Found via The Overnight On the Road Pool

A combination of a campsite and tourist trap, Buck Lake Ranch is still open and has been restored to its former 50s and 60s glory days.

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Pony Express Motel

Pony Express Motel sign - Saint Joseph, Missouri U.S.A. - June 21, 2009

Pony Express Motel sign – Saint Joseph, Missouri U.S.A. – June 21, 2009
Copyright © Robby Virus on Flickr. All rights reserved.
Found via The Overnight On the Road Pool

While the motel itself is gone, the sign lives on upon the grounds of the Pony Express National Museum.

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Al-Bel Motel

Al-Bel Motel - 7002 South Salina Street, Nedrow, New York U.S.A. - July 9, 2005

Al-Bel Motel – 7002 South Salina Street, Nedrow, New York U.S.A. – July 9, 2005
Credit: theamericanroadside (Ron) on Flickr
Creative Commons License
Found via The Overnight On the Road Pool

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Rancho Lombard Motel

Rancho Lombard Motel - San Francisco, California U.S.A. - date unknown

Rancho Lombard Motel – San Francisco, California U.S.A. – date unknown
Photograph Copyright © Hock_venom on Flickr. All rights reserved
Found via The VINTAGE MOTEL SIGNS ONLY! Pool

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Happy Skin!

Astral - 1951

Astral – 1951
Scan Copyright © totallymystified on Flickr. All rights reserved.
Found via The Fabulous Fifties Heaven (1950-59) Pool

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Crisco - Rice and Ham Patties Creole - published in Woman's Day - date unknown

Crisco – Rice and Ham Patties Creole – published in Woman’s Day – date unknown
Scan Copyright © Shelf Life Taste Test on Flickr. All rights reserved.

Chef "Onyx" and I are already scheming on how we can update and improve this recipe. The first move is to not use Crisco. I’ll post the results of what we end up creating once we have it dialed in.

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1956 De Soto Adventurer

1956 De Soto Adventurer
Scan credit: Alden Jewell on Flickr
Creative Commons License

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