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Friday, September 28, 2012

Girls Ratting Hair

 Many of us will remember the days gone by when girls “ratted” their hair. This began in the early 60’s and was popular for a number of years…. The Newspaper devoted about ½ page to the subject in February, 1963. The girls (only 3 at the time) felt it gave them extra body and the illusion of height (up to 3 or 4 inches). The “rat” their hair properly would take about 60 to 90 minutes. To return their hair to normal, another 30 plus minutes. I the article, most of the boys interviewed were not in favor of the style. Most agreed that they did not like it… some went so far as saying it made the girls look like monsters and one claimed the girls look like grizzly bears with their hackles raised.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

North Hill Bowl

Re-Grand Opening – February 15, 1963 …. North Hill Bowl Completed its remodeling project and was celebrating its new facility. 8 more lanes were added bring the total to 32 …. A meeting / banquet room and a nursery were also added and a Billiard Room ( as I recall it was on the south end of the building)…. During the re-grand opening celebration, free bowling instructions was provided by AMF experts…. Door prizes  were given away every hour …. Owners / proprietors were Morris and Betty Anderson. Early pictures below of North Hill Bowl when they had a drive in restaurant

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Magic Mile #3

Some of the businesses and proprietors on the “Magic Mile” included Ardell Horob – Chateau Lanes – (Bowling alley where Perkins and Days Inn are now) ….. Oscar Swenson – Swenson’s Furniture (Computech) ….. Larry Ostdahl – Sebby’s House of Tile (corner of 19th and South Broadway (new Dentist Office)) ….. Past Eating Establishments – The Shirley Room Cafeteria – Lower level of the Minot Federal Building…… Chief’s Chicken ‘n Beef & Fish – Located at 1701 South Broadway – Hours were 9am to 10 pm --- eat in or take out – Jake’s Spice & Spirit --- 1919 South Broadway (now the home of the Marketplace Dollar Store) ----

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Magic Mile Merchants #2

More of the businesses and proprietors on the “Magic Mile” included Eldean Bechtold – Deliveryman – Minot Lumber – (Qudoba’s) ….. Alfred Braaten – Partsman – Krebsbach’s …. (S Broadway Marketplace Foods) …. Leonard H Rice – Mechanic – Nielson Stewart – (old Ryan GMC – Next to new Honda Store) ….. Gladys Stober – Magic Mile Market (Oil Change Center ) ….. Warren Grenvick – Shop Foreman – Minot Woodworks (across from Ryan Chevrolet) ….. Delores Signalness – Kitchen – Gordons Holiday Spot (Hibachi Restaurant) ….. Henry Zeman – Service manager – Import Motors (Prairie Federal) …. Pictured below is 2nd St SW (Broadway) and 20th Avenue - looking north. On the right is Gordon's Holiday Spot. On the left is the Sterling Motel (now Marketplace Foods Plaza)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Magic Mile #1

Magic Mile in Minot was Highway 83 south of Central Avenue…. In 1962 it had not been renamed Broadway at this time . Some of the businesses and proprietors on the “Magic Mile” included ….. Darlene Nush – Car hostess at Hansen’s Drive-In (before A&W days) …. Myron Anderson at Rice’s 24 hour Standard Service (14th Ave) ….. Fred Lindberg – Service dept – Westlie Motors ….. Clarence Barth – Produce Mgr – South Hill Red Owl – (Tractor Supply) ….. Elmer Gaardsmoe – Mechanic – St Croix Motors (Dakota Boys ranch Thrift Store) ….. Maynard Erickson – Self Service Furniture – (across from Ryan Chevrolet)….. Jim Flory – Mechanic – Bee Line Service (1503 S. Broadway) ….. Doris Nordin – Kelly’s Bottle Shop  (Pita Pit) …… Pictured is Westlie Motors in the 1950's

Friday, September 21, 2012

Downtwon Past Businesses

Past Businesess – ….. Geo. E Valker Floral – 216 South main St…. Now the parking lot for Wells Fargo bank ….. Northland Archery – 10-A 1st St SW – Above Harry’s Tire Service (When Harry’s was Downtown) – Indoor archery range and product sales ….. Spinning Wheel – Yarn and sewing shop located in the basement of Northwest Music on main Street in Minot ….. The Al-Ma Shop – fabrics and accessories – 108 4th Ave SE – (now Burdick Expressway ….. Jupiter Discount Store grand opening was in February 1963Main Street in Minot – Formerly SS Kresge and the forerunner of Kmart – (Western Paint Home Center in this building now)