I don’t get over to nearby Sublimity all that often, and I’m not exactly known for being the most observant person in the world, but I can’t remember having seen this sign before. I hadn’t realized that Sublimity is well over 100 years old, having been incorporated in 1903. That’s pretty ancient for this part of the country.
I don’t know when this gate and sign went in on the land by the newish pedestrian bridge off of Florence St. I first noticed it two days ago, but I don’t go down that direction. I knew it was private property, but I’d seen people wander through there a lot. I guess the property owners noticed it, too.
I was at the A&W restaurant on Washington St. the other day getting my root beer float fix, and thought this sign that hangs over their counter was pretty nifty. They have good root beer, so they must be doing it right.
This is not a sponsored post (none of the posts on this site ever are). I just like the root beer.
I noticed a bunch of purple bows downtown yesterday to advertise the Relay For Life event at Regis Field on Regis St. on July 11th. Check StaytonEvents.com under ‘July 11th’ for more information, and support a very worthy cause.
We have a new guest photographer today! Mark Harwood sent me this photo about a week ago, and it got lost in my email as things tend to do. I’m glad I found it, though. His description:
Location: Washington St., near Dry Cleaners
It’s been twelve years since I lived in Stayton, but I spent my first eighteen years there and still have family in town. I get back on occasion, as I did this weekend, but not frequently enough. So I visit your site every week to keep connected. Thank you.
Thank you, Mark! I’m glad the site provides you a connection to home.
The people at Stayton Veterinary Hospital on 1st Ave. have been making me smile a lot lately with their funny reader board signs. I posted one a couple of weeks ago — We Like Big Mutts & We Cannot Lie — and now they’ve done it again with this one.
They’ve also been making me smile because they’ve been doing a great job treating one of my cats, Butler, and it’s very much appreciated.
The Jordan Bridge is closed for some much needed repairs (read the Statesman Journal’s article about it here). Guest photographer John Brandt took this picture of the fence and sign blocking traffic until it has been fixed. It’s sad to have it blocked since so many people use it each day, so I hope it gets fixed soon.
I went to see a movie at the Star Cinema movie theater on 3rd Ave. last night, so I took the opportunity to take a couple of pictures of the vintage neon sign on the building.
This is just a small portion of the sign — I’ve posted more views (both day and night) of the building over the years.
Jon Goodman spotted this blast from the past at the old Porter & Lau building on the corner of 3rd Ave. and Marion St.:
Thought this was interesting. Checking out the Porter & Lau closeout and saw this old labeling machine with their logo on the tags.
It is definitely interesting. And check out that old school phone number — RO 9-2194. Trippy. Thanks, Jon!