TimeLines! – February 4, 2010
Special to The Union
SO YOU RECOGNIZED the long-gone Travelers Hotel in last Thursday’s post card photo. The hotel is listed in a 1948 directory as: “152 E. Main St., G.V., Ph 875. Weekly-Monthly rates. Restaurant-Cocktail Lounge.” Location was next door east from what was then George Brothers used car lot and across E. Main St from their Dodge-Plymouth dealership.
Our TIMELINES! guy will miss the first few days of this week so some guessers, comments, criticism, regarding the January 28th photo, will be listed next time. He thanks one and all for their understanding.
Here’s the first batch and with a repeat first-in-answerer: LES WORTHINGTON who got up very early Thursday to view TIMELINES! and is followed by and not in order by: Larry Fink, Jim and Sharon Simpson, who tells us that, “Jim’s mother, Susie Simpson cooked at this hotel for a couple of years just prior to 1950. Again, we thank you for the memories;” you are certainly welcome and we are pleased that we can help in that department.
More answers: Jack Cramer adds, “My father Gil (a longtime Grass Valley automobile dealer) had his first car lot where George Brothers’ lot is in the photo. That was in 1937;” thanks, Jack; Wayne Darr, Margaret Forbes, Dennis Babson, Bud Wood, Kenneth Holbrook, Charles Fowler, Jean Rowe Keeny adds, “The owners (of the Travelers Hotel) were the parents of attorney Bill Cassetari (longtime Grass Valley’s City Attorney)…The side of the hotel had a yard-and a very large tree-a walnut or chestnut…It was always so shady and cool;” Jean, thanks for the memory; Maureen Murphy, Troy Ellen, S. Weills, sans Reggie; Marilyn Kuebler, our Bandon, Oregon contact; Mario Valceschini and Doug Hammes.
The list continues: Jim and Debbie Luckinbill, Bob Davis, Betty Berggren, Stan Dundas, Dolly and Ken Jayanes, Frank Bennallack who was ably assisted by Sandy and Bill Wood; Sylvia Crane, Bob Giomo, more to come. Please continuing guessing today’s offering.
By United States Postal Service came yet other Jan. 21st guesses from Lee Hudson and Annie Salazar. With those letters we come to The End of guessing for the 21st.
What are we looking at in this 1978, photo taken in one of the TWIN CITIES of GV and NC?
Here it is: email@example.com or P.O. Box 216, Nevada City, CA 95959.
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