Thursday, August 28, 2014

July 1959 at the Red Wagon Inn

A few more photos from the July 1959 batch that gave us the "Matterhorn Closed" post yesterday, all shot at the Red Wagon Inn (now the Plaza Inn Restaurant). Image #1 gives us a view from the restaurant looking towards Central Plaza.

How about those paper hats!

A front view of the Red Wagon Inn:

With the state flag poles in front and the restaurant in the background:

And back to the restaurant again:

Gotta' zoom in for the t-shirts and cat-eye sunglasses!

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K. Martinez said...

I like the boy's shirt with the Mark Twain and Columbia on it in the last image (zoom). Thanks, Dave.

Fifthrider said...

Wow. It's hard to imagine the Red Wagon Inn without 100+ tables like it is in it's current incarnation. Look at all that open space!

JG said...

This spot was a personal favorite for many years. We had a memorable meal here when I was young.

At that time, the restaurant had a violinist strolling among the tables. My Dad waved him over and tipped him a dollar to play "My Little Alice Blue Gown" for my Mother. The musician stood right at our table and played while M + D held hands. I was mortified, the whole restaurant was looking at us, and clapped when the music finished.

I had spaghetti. I think I will remember that all my life.

Had a meal here a few months back, just my ghosts and I.

Thanks Dave.


CoxPilot said...

My daughter still calls it "the spaghetti house" because we always ate there through all it's changes.