All new news, links, fun and video from 1962 today, at Roadtrip-‘62.

heck-yeah-old-tech:

That thrift with the RCA tube tester kiosk… had a second kiosk in an alcove.

Great find!  The 60s were the days: you could actually repair things because the parts came out easily, instead of all being integrated on one circuit board that does everything…or nothing.

US-6 THE LONGEST HIGHWAY - Day 6

Today we’ll find some great food, check out horse racing history, enjoy the Hudson River Valley, and end in Pennsylvania, the fifth state of our 14 state journey along US-6.

Scottish Inn, Milford, PA

We’re on the fifth day heading west on US-6, staying on the old 2-lane. Hiking, antiques, an amusement park, a Colonial style lunch, and of course, surprises today.

Danbury State Fair postcard

loungeking:

Holiday Inn
Anuncio luminoso.

A great iconic sign.  In 1962 you would have seen this at about 400 locations across the USA.  A good short history of the company is at http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/wooda/motel/holiday/index.html .

loungeking:

Holiday Inn

Anuncio luminoso.

A great iconic sign.  In 1962 you would have seen this at about 400 locations across the USA.  A good short history of the company is at http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/wooda/motel/holiday/index.html .

Dr. Frances O. Kelsey was awarded the Civilian Service Medal in 1962 by  President Kennedy, for blocking the sale of the drug thalidomide in the  United States.  See more newsmakers of 1962 at Roadtrip-‘62.

Dr. Frances O. Kelsey was awarded the Civilian Service Medal in 1962 by President Kennedy, for blocking the sale of the drug thalidomide in the United States.  See more newsmakers of 1962 at Roadtrip-‘62.