Superior, 1963

September 15, 1963

The junction of Highways 2, 13 and 53 in Superior in September 1963, with an agate shop on the right side of this view. Today, the Richard I. Bong World War II Heritage Center and a Perkins restaurant are located on that site.

Below is a zoomed-in view of the agate shop and… is that a wishing well?

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 In the distance, there is a gigantic sphere marked "GAS." That must have been a fuel depot:

 

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  2. Doug Odlevak

    We lived right across the street from the agate shop,406 east second street. I can remember going across the street with my sisters to get popsicles there. That wheelhouse was later moved down to Barkers Island and served as the ticket booth for the vista fleet for a time I believe. I recall watching them install the Meteor from a tire swing in our yard. I also remember that those small round balls on the medians where lights and would often end up smashed in in our yard from bad drivers.

  3. Doug Odlevak

    We lived right across the street from the agate shop,406 east second street. I can remember going across the street with my sisters to get popsicles there. That wheelhouse was later moved down to Barkers Island and served as the ticket booth for the vista fleet for a time I believe. I recall watching them install the Meteor from a tire swing in our yard. I also remember that those small round balls on the medians where lights and would often end up smashed in in our yard from bad drivers.

  4. Redneck Princess

    I remember that gas ball from when I was a kid. For whatever reason my younger brother called it “The Devil” and would hide from it in the backseat of my parents’ car every time we’d go past it. Don’t ask me why, but that thing gave me the creeps! That was, of course, before seat belts were required for children.

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