Another Cruise Through Denver….
Here’s yet another batch of places – people and things from a bygone era in and around Denver….
Compass Drive-In Theaters
How many of these did you sneak into hiding in the trunk of your 1951 Chevy?
We used to have so many choices with the Fox Theaters – Only the Mayan is in operation today as an independent movie house..
I reckon that Neal Cassidy and maybe Jack Kerouac may have dined here…
Jim’s Burger Haven
The original was on Federal Blvd., in the Barnum neighborhood (now called “Grandpa’s”) – A favorite of Denver West High students – Many of the Burger Haven female staff were also West students…
Would love to get a photo from back then (1960’s)
Jolly Rancher Creamery
Located in Golden I would guess there was an association with the Jolly Rancher candy company which was located on Ward Road before selling out and closing down the Colorado operation
People loved to talk about the place where you could “throw peanut shells on the floor” – And this ad bears that little tradition out… I don’t think anyone every ate shelled peanuts other than at a baseball game and – The Northwoods Inn!
Old Timer’s Baseball
There was nothing like it – No parents (weekday games) – no adult coaches – teenage umpires – the way little league should be..
Not sure why – Peaches wasn’t my favorite record haunt – Denver’s store was located on East Evans and Downing…
The Pizza Oven
I had my first slice of pizza at a basement sock hop – at the home of one of my friends. His mother served pizza with only a little tomato sauce – in a long vertical pan -I generally shied away from anything with tomato on it – but I was won over and eventually would make my way to Bob’s on South Sheridan Blvd., and then was up for pizza anywhere any time…