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Postcard Gallery - 1960's
City Views

(53 Items)

Many of these cards were purchased on ebay, some were donated by classmates, and others were shamelessly plagiarized from unsuspecting ebay sellers who were demanding a king's ransom for them.

Cards and other images in this gallery are from the 1960 decade. If you grew up in the Gaylord area during this decade you will fondly remember many of these scenes. A few of the cards couldn't be accurately dated so we put them here because they appeared to be from this era.

Here's how to view them; click on the Thumbnail Panel numbers to select which set of thumbnails that you would like to view, then just click on the thumbnail image and the full-sized image will be displayed below. Postcard descriptions and captions will be displayed at the bottom of the full-sized image. To select a different decade, click on the Postcards icon in the upper right-hand area of the page and select a different one:

  • Postcards 1960's: Early 60's aerial view showing the new I-75 overpass
  • Postcards 1960's: Sugar Bowl Restaurant - Postmarked October 26, 1963
    Herb Brock's 16th Birthday!
  • Postcards 1960's: TB Sanatorium Aerial - 1962
  • Postcards 1960's: +Teen Chalet - M32 - 1960's
    THE TEEN CHALET - One mile west of Gaylord, Michigan on M-32 - Dancing - Pool - Snacks - Northern Michigan's Newest and Finest Facility for Young Adult Entertainment. We feature top Rick N' Roll Bands all year around for your pleasure. It's tough.
  • Postcards 1960's: Teen Chalet - M32 - 1960's - Card Back
  • Postcards 1960's: Aerial View Looking North 1962 vs 2018
    2018 Photo Courtesy of Phil Alexander - Otsego County Historical Society & Museum
  • Postcards 1960's: +Alpenfest Parade - 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: +Gaylord Big Boy Restaurant - 1967
  • Postcards 1960's: +Gaylord Chamber of Commerce - 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: +Gaylord State Bank - 1964
    "Features: 5400 square feet on main floor, 9 teller stations, plus 2 drive-in windows, night depository, community room, 33 cars on premises parking. Front of building cut fieldstone native to area, open beam ceiling cedar deck, travertine marble lobby floor, modern alpine motif." Note: The Big Boy Restaurant opened in the old bank building when the new bank opened
  • Postcards 1960's: Log Haven - US-27 - 1960's
    LOG HAVEN MODERN CABINS & TRAILER COURT - North City Limits - Old U.S. 27, Gaylord, Michigan - Free T.V. - Completely Modern Overnight and Housekeeping Units. Located in Heart of Elk and Deer country. Excellent fishing and within driving distance of 18 Ski Clubs. Numerous Lakes and Trout Streams. Groceries - Beer - Wine & Gas. - Herb and Mary Malcolm - 503 N. Center St., Gaylord, Michigan - Phones 732-5046 and 732-4525.
  • Postcards 1960's: +Main Street - Sears Catalog Store - 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: +Main Street Looking East - 1962
  • Postcards 1960's: +Main Street - Looking West - 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: Main Street - 1965
  • Postcards 1960's: +Main Street - 1965 - Card Back
  • Postcards 1960's: +Main Street  - 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: Main Street Looking East - 1960's
    Notice the old courthouse tower in the right background and the Studebaker Lark in the right- foreground. (Courtesy of Jack Wheeler)
  • Postcards 1960's: Alpenfest Parade - 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: Main Street - 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: Moorehead Ford on Main Street
  • Postcards 1960's: Main Street Sears Catalog Store
    GAYLORD, MICHIGAN, THE ALPINE VILLAGE - Quaint buildings, friendly people, and old world charm and hospitality await the visitor in this well known northern Michigan community.
  • Postcards 1960's: +St. Mary's Church
  • Postcards 1960's: Pop & Mom's Star Restaurant
  • Postcards 1960's: Main Street - Late 60's
  • Postcards 1960's: Call of the Wild Museum - 1965
  • Postcards 1960's: Rendezvous Cafe - About 1960
    Note the four-digit telephone number. Before we actually had the new-fangled "dial phones". The operator would ask, "Number please" when picking up the handset.
  • Postcards 1960's: Sugar Bowl Restaurant - 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: Vacationland Lanes - 1960's
    VACATONLAND LANES - Gaylord, Michigan - Air Conditioned - Sixteen Automatic Brunswick Gold Crown Lanes, Pin Finders, Tel-E-Scores, Subway Ball Returns. Customatic Ball Fitting, Bowling Shoes and Bags. Shoe Rental. Eat at our Snack Bar and enjoy your favorite beverage in THE SHIELD LOUNGE. - HAVE FUN AT VACATIONLAND LANES
  • Postcards 1960's: Vacationland Lanes Bowling
    VACATIONLAND LANES - Gaylord, Michigan - Air-Conditioned - Automatic Brunswick Gold Crown Lanes - Snack Bar - Free Parking - Pin Finders - Tele-E-Scores - Shoe Rental - Meeting Room - Subway Ball Returns - Sport Shop - Customatic Ball Fitting - Bowling Shoes - Bowling Bags - Bowling Accessories. BOWL FOR FUN AT VACATIONLAND LANES
  • Postcards 1960's: Rendezvous Cafe - Early 60's - ('59 Chevy at lower-right)
    RENDEZVOUS CAFE On U.S. 27 - 26 miles North of Grayling, Mich. at stop light - Gaylord, Michigaan. While visiting Michigan's beautiful North Country - letus contribute to your pleasure. "From a Sandwich to a Banquet". Serving Breakfast, Luncheon and Dinner. Specializing in Steaks, Chicken and Sea Food. Home Made Pies, Chili, and soups. Fine Liquor, Beer and Wine to take out. The Family Restaurant - All Day - Every Day. Phone 9703 Pano Galovich
  • Postcards 1960's: The Gift Shop at Call of the Wild - Mid 1960's
    CALL OF THE WILD MUSEUM - This Gift Shop is well stocked with Moccasins, Deerskin Jackets, Leather Purses, Furs, and a lare assortment of other intriguing gifts and souvenirs. This Wildlife Museum is off Freeway I-75, at GAYLORD, Michigan, near the Silver-blue Water Tower. - Open every day of the year -
  • Postcards 1960's: +The Ice Castle on the Courthouse Lawn - Mid 60's
    Ice Castle on Court House Grounds at Gaylord, Michigan.
  • Postcards 1960's: Main Street Looking West - 1960
  • Postcards 1960's: Call of the Wild - Front Entrance - 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: By The Way Restaurant - Postmarked May 8, 1964
    BY THE WAY RESTAURANT & DRIVE IN - Gaylord, Michigan - On Main St., 3 blocks east of I-75 at North Gaylord exit. FINE FOODS efficiently served - Large parking lot -Open year 'round. Gaylord is truly a 4 Season Playground. Summer resorts - many lakes & trout streams. Excellent deer hunting - skiing tops. Mushroom hunters' paradise in May, Fall Color Tours excel your expectations.
  • Postcards 1960's: Call of the Wild Museum - Mid 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: Main Street Looking West
    MAIN STREET - GAYLORD, MICHIGAN - A view of Gaylord's Main Street heading west towards I-75 Expressway. Gaylord, located about halfway between the east and west shores of Michigan is a very popular area.
  • Postcards 1960's: Ice Tree at the Court House - Mid 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: Gaylord Main Street - 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: The New Gaylord State Bank - 1964
  • Postcards 1960's: Main Street - 1963 -  Courtesy of Otsego Co. Historical Society
    GAYLORD MICHIGAN Located on Highway I-75, US 27, and M32. Gaylord is the Otsego county seat and the shopping center of Michgan's four-seasons recreational activities in northcentral Michigan.
  • Postcards 1960's: Aerial Photo Gaylord about 1962
    Courtesy of Phil Alexander - Otsego County Historical Society and Museum
  • Postcards 1960's: Aerial Photo Looking South
  • Postcards 1960's: Alpenfest Parade
  • Postcards 1960's: City / County Building
  • Postcards 1960's: Diamond Jim's Restaurant
  • Postcards 1960's: East Main Looking Northwest
  • Postcards 1960's: Looking North - Early Sixties
  • Postcards 1960's: West Main Looking Northeast
  • Postcards 1960's: Main Street Looking West - Postmarked August 16, 1965
    MAIN STREET - Gaylord, Michigan - A view of Gaylord's Main Street heading west towards I-75 Expressway. Gaylord, located about halfway between the east and west shores of Michigan is a very popular tourist area.
  • Postcards 1960's: Gaylord, Michigan Aerial View - 1962
  • Postcards 1960's: Sugar Bowl
    SUGAR BOWL RESTAURANT - Serving fine foods and cocktails since 1919. Banquet room, Meeting rooms - available for every need. Rear entrance and parking lots available for public use. Main Street -- Gaylord, Michigan -- 5blocks from I-75 Interchange on U.S. 32 East. Telephone -- Area 517-732-5524
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