Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in, sometimes briefly.

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Beacon Motel

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The Beacon Motel, probably in the 50s.  So you won’t have to squint, here’s what all that on the back reads:

BEACON MOTEL
U.S. Route 11, 5 1/2 Mi. N. of Bristol, Va. Tenn.  Air Conditioned Year Round –  Tile Baths –  Free Television –  Hardwood Floors – Near Howard Johnson’s Restaurant.  Telephone North – 506L.

Pub. by Fred W. Stanley,  Johnson City, Tenn.
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Genuine Natural Color, Made by Dexter Press, Inc. West Nyack, N. Y.

(under the “Place Stamp Here” is the Dexter logo)

Comment:  Howard Johnson’s had killer ice cream sundaes.
The Hogwild place on West Stone Drive in Kingsport started out as a Howard Johnson’s.

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