1950s

Herbed franks and rolls, Franks in blankets, Snappy frank-cheese rolls, Frank-custard tarts, Sauerkraut frankfurters, Frank-cheese burgers

13 ways to serve an old favorite: Hot dogs (1955)

Ideas for hot dog cornsticks, Pronto dogs, Frank-roll slices, hotdog boats, hot dog-bacon roll-ups, Herbed franks and rolls, Franks in blankets, Snappy frank-cheese rolls, Sauerkraut hot dogs, Frank-cheese burgers
Celebrity yearbook photos

Celebrity yearbook photos: See 150+ stars before they were famous!

See more than 150 celebrity yearbook photos of actresses, actors, singers, musicians, politicians and others whose names you know... but the faces in these pictures from years ago -- when they were young, and often long before they were famous -- may surprise you!
Juvenile Jungle movie from 1958

How to stop your kids from becoming juvenile delinquents (1958)

When I was a kid, we had the same desire to loot and pillage and rape as these kids today, we were as savage as kids always are, but at the same time, we knew that our parents and all other grownups were unalterably opposed to it, and we didn't do it.
Monterey souffle salad recipe from 1953

Two ways to make savory souffle salads with Jello! (1953)

If you're a salad-lover, but you've run out of new salad ideas, this will be the best news you've read in years! It's a completely new kind of salad. One that wins applause -- especially from men -- like no other salad you ever served!
Baked meat loaf dumpling recipe (1950)

Baked meatloaf dumplings recipe (1950)

Eyes sparkle, mouths water -- it's love at first bite for these dumplings! Each savory, spicy meatloaf dumpling has ground beef nestled in pastry that's flaky and tender and light as a cloud.
John Logan with wife Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan, son Manning Alexander Logan, and daughter Mary Elizabeth Dollie Logan (c1870)

The love story behind our first Memorial Day (1955)

When the flowers are reverently placed on the graves tomorrow, there will be many indebted to a tall, dark-haired frontiersman-soldier-statesman, General John Alexander Logan. Through his efforts, encouraged by his loyal wife, Memorial Day was founded.
Roll of Necco Wafers - old-fashioned candy

How round, colorful Necco Wafers candy became so popular (1920)

Here's a look back at a huge advertising push a Boston-based company tried back in the 1910s and 1920s to make Necco Wafers candy -- rolls of sweets flavored with peppermint, wintergreen, chocolate, cinnamon and licorice -- such a big hit that they'd stay on shelves for the next hundred years.

7 budget small house designs (1956)

These seven unique budget small house designs prove that good things still do come in small packages -- that originality can make the tiniest house attractive!

The backstory of TVs huge hit, Bonanza (1959-1973)

Few people thought "Bonanza" would last long, but the mythical Ponderosa, the father image of Lorne Greene, Blocker's gentle giant, the other larger-than-life inhabitants and the horseback morality plays they participated in, will glow on tubes around the world for years to come.

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