Old Photo - Model T Era Politically Incorrect Root Beer Stand

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 01:42 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 02:34 pm:

Jay,

A little thread drift - but related to the picture and title...

I don't know exactly where you are in Northern California, but if it's in the central Sierra foothills you are probably familiar with Calaveras High School in San Andreas.

I worked at Calaveras Unified School District from 1992 until 2000. At that time Calaveras High teams (and since it's beginning I believe) were known as the "Redskins". Every once in a while there would be a big politically correct effort to change it, but it always went down in defeat and the name remained in place. I haven't kept up with developments for several years. In looking at the CHS website today I see that they are now the "Mighty Reds", so apparently such an effort did succeeded sometime in more recent years.

IMHO - I don't see what's wrong with "Redskins" or "Chiefs" or whatever. It is not derogatory, in fact it honors the namesake. In the case of CHS I'm not so sure "Mighty Reds" is an improvement. In fact, to guys my age it could easily be misinterpreted.

Oh well, I guess we gotta be correct, whatever that is.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warren Henderson on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 02:35 pm:

Jay, Looks good to me, what's wrong with Big Chief Root Beer? The women looks Indian to me. Bet it was great tasting Root Beer. I remember when my Dad would make Root Beer. My job was to cap the bottles. It can in handy because, when I grew-up I got a job capping people. lol

Happy motoring, Warren


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 03:01 pm:

Pearson field is still there.

Sadly, Big Chief Root Beer is not.

Oh, how I miss those sterlized glasses.

: ^ )

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 03:19 pm:

Does "Every Glass Sterlized" mean it's sterlized after each use or just once when new? Also, is "Sterlized" anything like sterilized? :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Horlick in Penn Valley, CA on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 03:29 pm:

Jay, great photo. That must be ca. 1917-1920. The aircraft may be Curtis JN4D's. Could someone who knows aircraft chime in here with an ID and a date?




TH


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charles Linsenbarth on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 03:59 pm:

That Big Chief would make one cool BBQ'er and bar, for the backyard.
Then old Scott(my neighbor) who is always bragging about his mexican style patio would know he has been out done. The guy has six different scents of smoke coming from his propane BBQ'er and all kinds of lights that change colors.
I know his wife tells my wife!
Charley


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 05:50 pm:

I've taken a couple Stearman rides out of Pearson Field - nice area to fly around with the Columbia River & surrounding Portland, OR area !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 11:28 pm:

Sad to hear 'Big Chief' went to the happy hunting grounds.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 11:49 pm:

The car in front of the hanger, and the one just visible behind the "stand" look like early '30s--maybe very late 20s (27 up).


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 12:29 am:

I still have a couple of Big Chief bottles tucked away out in the shop somewhere.

Great pic! Here's another one with a car.



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Lovejoy, So Cal on Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 12:46 am:

Great photo!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warren Henderson on Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 10:40 am:

Hey, looks to me like they made that stand out of an old water tower! What a great idea if that was the case.

Happy motoring, Warren


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Randy Schultz-Rathbun on Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 12:11 pm:

The white hangar in the background is still there on the field, currently home of the air museum


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chuck Hoffman - Gold Country of Calif. on Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 10:30 pm:

Henry Petrino,
The Redskins are still alive and well.....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 11:10 pm:

Sigh...Another thing I will never get to do in my lifetime, getting a root beer served to me in a sterilized mug from a giant indian's mouth :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 11:35 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Friday, June 21, 2013 - 10:24 am:

Chuck Hoffman,

Thanks for your post! I looked the CHS website over pretty well and couldn't find any reference to the Redskins, just the Mighty Reds. Good to know that the tradition isn't dead.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 10:02 pm:

What is politically incorrect? It just looks like a typical '30s root beer stand. Those kind of places were very common during that era.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 11:01 am:

90% of history is politically incorrect by today's standards.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 02:19 pm:

Politically correct today will be politically incorrect tomorrow. I remember when PC only meant printed circuit. To me, it still does.


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