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Our Virtual 1950's Museum

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The Malt or Ice Cream Shoppe

The Malt shops or Ice Cream shops of the 1950's were very important places for people of many communities around North America to meet.  Teenagers especially enjoyed visiting the shops to enjoy both the delicious treats and the music played on the juke box.  Not everyone like the malt shops.  In fact, parents often refused to let children go because of that "horrible Rock n' Roll music!"  Ice cream would have only been about 5 cents in the 1950's!  Now we pay at least $2.00!

This bottle opener would have opened up one of the many bottles of pop enjoyed by teens in the 1950's.  Pop bottles did not have twist off caps and needed to be opened with a bottle opener just like this one.  This one was found in the walls of a house recently renovated in our community!


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