Today's post is called "Miscellaneous Wednesday" because I love eskimos. Long story.
Here's a photo of Long Beach, California (circa 1967), taken from the harbor. Long Beach had a wonderful beach-side amusement park known as "The Pike" (and later the Nu-Pike). By 1967 the Nu-Pike had fallen on hard times, but you can see the famous "Cyclone Racer" roller coaster. In just a few years the Cyclone would be demolished as part of the preparations for the arrival of the Queen Mary.
Now we hop over to Sarasota, Florida (and back in time to 1956) to see a young Orville Redenbacher sitting at the wheel of a 1906 Autocar at "Cars of Yesterday". Founded in 1953, Cars of Yesterday had a display of more than 70 automobiles, as well as antique music boxes, bicycles, a recreation of an old blacksmith's shop, and so on. The museum changed hands several times, but you can still visit it today as the Sarasota Classic Car Museum! (PS, that's not really Orville Redenbacher).