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Rescued Coca Cola Sign Salem NH – Mod Betty’s Old Photo Helped!

Rescued Coca Cola Sign Salem NH – Mod Betty’s Old Photo Helped!

“I feel like I am saving a piece of history. Your picture is what made it happen.” Now Mod Betty isn’t one to toot her own horn, but when someone says that you, you can’t help but feel a little honored and humbled. Little ol’ me? Driving around snapping photos of things that caught my […]

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Animated Neon Signs of Portland Oregon – Enjoy!

Animated Neon Signs of Portland Oregon – Enjoy!

This is too good not to share with the entire Retro Roadmap family! I got this from a link on the Society for Commercial Archeology’s Facebook Page, and was just thinking how Retro Roadhusband and I are SO overdue in getting our tukkuses out to Portland, to meet up with our West Coast besties from […]

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Wisconsin Dells, WI –  Midwest Family Traveler Recommends!

Wisconsin Dells, WI – Midwest Family Traveler Recommends!

The Midwest Family Traveler has shared a few fun photos from the Wisconsin Dells, making this vacation destination the first Wisconsin entry on Retro Roadmap! Wisconsin Dells has been a tourist spot for well over 100 years, with the original draw being the scenic gorge and sandstone formations along the banks of the Wisconsin River. […]

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I’m With The Clown- Circus Drive-In Wall Twp NJ

On an unexpected roadtrip with Retro Roadhusband to the shore – stopped here for lunch. You should too!

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Help Us Find a Script House Number – Could You Check Your Local Hardware Stores Please?

Help Us Find a Script House Number – Could You Check Your Local Hardware Stores Please?

We’re doing some “retro – renovations” to the Hacienda this year, and one thing I’ve wanted to do for ages is to add our house number in script, in addition to our actual number (surrounded by a fabulous vintage palm tree frame that came with the house- we LOVE that!) (One of the reasons we […]

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Dublin Ireland’s Why Go Bald Neon Sign – Retro Roadmapping Across The World

Dublin Ireland’s Why Go Bald Neon Sign – Retro Roadmapping Across The World

You can take the Retro Roadmapping gal out of her natural habitat, but you can’t stop her from looking for cool old vintage things and places, even when she’s in…Ireland! Though I was surrounded by buildings and statues that were so old they make my niche of a timeline (vaguely 1900-1970s) look positively new-born, I […]

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Cool Vintage Palisades Park Poster at Jimmy’s Grill Dewey Beach DE

Cool Vintage Palisades Park Poster at Jimmy’s Grill Dewey Beach DE

I had to wait until Retro Roadhusband and his brother ( The Hillis Brothers ) finished playing to snap this photo. They were hiding that voluptuous bathing beauty! Sent from the Retro RoadPhone

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Vintage Signs of Key West – Daytime in the Sunshine!

Hooray! The rain has stopped and the sun is out – hope it’s the same type of lovely morning for all you RetroRoadap Readers. As promised here are some of the great Key West vintage signs and sights I discovered while walking around one sunny morning. This first one has a special place in my […]

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Key West Neon – Antidote for a Stormy Saturday Night

The wind she’s a blowin and the rain she’s a fallin here tonight at the beach version of RetroRoadmap HQ. What better time to remember what a warm spring night can be like – in Key West Florida for example! Here are a few shots of the nifty neon you may see when you walk […]

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One of the Last Vintage Signs in Phoenixville PA

Neumann’s Furniture sign – Church St. Seen while walking the Retro Road Dog! Neumann’s hasn’t been here in a long time but the sign lives on. I swear I saw the blue neon tubes lit up not long ago. Figured I better document this sign before it disappears. Sent from the Retro RoadPhone! www.RetroRoadmap.com

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Howard Johnson’s Weathervane -History is Hiding Right in Front of You, Just Look Around!

It’s not a Howard Johnson’s Restaurant anymore, but who could not notice that classic orange roof, cupola (tho not aqua) and Simon and The Pieman? I notice it every time I drive past this location (which I will be keeping secret at the moment, lest anyone go try and take down the weathervane!) I have […]

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Old Braintree MA Drive In Now Airport Shuttle Station

The screen is still up and the zig zag roof remains, I must be sitting in what once was the concession line. I haven’t been on these grounds since I’d sneak in and take photos after it had closed down in the mid 1980′s! Now I’m waiting for RetroRoadsis and the roadkids to pick me […]

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