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humphrey
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From:Oregon,, USA
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posted February 14, 2005 12:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for humphrey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Anyone remember the local area in Ontario California in the early 50's and late 60's. Great place to grow up in. Close enough to Hollywood and the Sunset Strip for an accasional cruise. Or a trip to the San Pedro Pike, or just to the beaches on the weekend. Remember the Santa Ana river when you could swim in it next to the dam, or the Ontario airport when planes were still breaking the sound barrier when they took off? Remember the Southern Pacific when it would stop right "in" town and all the hobos would get off looking for handouts? How about Torelys, Boneys or King Cole markets? The Pastime or the Green Lantern bars on Holt ave? How about Ed's Cafe or the Coffee Cup? Lots of old hangouts like the Ritz and the Granada theatres. The All States Picnic up on Euclid Ave?, or the Christian displays on Euclid Ave at Christmas time? Remember the big fat goldfishes that used to live in Ponds on Euclid? Is anything still the same. I have been gone for a long time.

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ottumwaiowa
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posted February 17, 2005 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ottumwaiowa   Click Here to Email ottumwaiowa     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, I lived in Ontario from 1958 till 1961 and I remember having a beer or two in the Past Time. I use to work for the city and use to go to Jody's Hoffbraugh that set right next to the tracks at Euclid Ave right across from the old GE Iron Plant. I remember the planes breaking the sound barrier. Holt Avenue down town Ontario kind of looks like Old Mexico right now. Torley's Market is closed down. The last time I went to the All States Picnic they no longer put the picnic tables out, just an old sign for the state. Euclid Ave looks great though with flag on both sides on the street lights, so they can fly 24 hours a day. They put the old mule car in a display case and put up a veterans memorial a block north of Hold on Euclid. liked Ports of Call in San Pedro. Me, my brother, nephew and friends use to go there and drink beer outside and watch the freighters come in and the girls walk by. I don't think it has changed, but Long Beach has. I use to go to the Pike, but its all gone, if that is where the big wood rollercoaster was and all the tattoo parlors. Chaffey Union High School is still going strong. I haven't been over that way in quite a while, except to pass through. The atheist raised the devil about the Christmas displays a few years back and there was a big fight, but they still go up every year which is cool. They always look great.
They built a new convention center out by the airport. I can't remember, but wasn't the Green Lantern a bar and a pool hall across from the old Orange Hotel? I use to live on Plaza Serenna off of Allyn. Nothing looks the same there either.
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Anyone remember the local area in Ontario California in the early 50's and late 60's. Great place to grow up in. Close enough to Hollywood and the Sunset Strip for an accasional cruise. Or a trip to the San Pedro Pike, or just to the beaches on the weekend. Remember the Santa Ana river when you could swim in it next to the dam, or the Ontario airport when planes were still breaking the sound barrier when they took off? Remember the Southern Pacific when it would stop right "in" town and all the hobos would get off looking for handouts? How about Torelys, Boneys or King Cole markets? The Pastime or the Green Lantern bars on Holt ave? How about Ed's Cafe or the Coffee Cup? Lots of old hangouts like the Ritz and the Granada theatres. The All States Picnic up on Euclid Ave?, or the Christian displays on Euclid Ave at Christmas time? Remember the big fat goldfishes that used to live in Ponds on Euclid? Is anything still the same. I have been gone for a long time.


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