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Postcard Gallery - 1960's
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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: +A 'Wooden Nickel' from the 1965 Alpenfest
  • Postcards 1960's: +Schlang's Bavarian Inn - 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: Schlang's Bavarian Inn - 1960's - Card Back
  • Postcards 1960's: +Sea Shell City - Postmarked July 17, 1961
    SEA SHELL CITY - US 27 - Gaylord, Michigan - Treasures of the Sea - Alligator wrestling
  • Postcards 1960's: Sea Shell City - 1961 - Card Back
  • Postcards 1960's: Matchbook from Pop and Mom's Restaurant and Sandwich Shop
  • Postcards 1960's: Snowmobiling In Michigan - Mid 1960's
    The most popular winter sport in Michigan. Several championship records are set in Michigan each year. Miles of forest trails provide fun for everyone.
  • Postcards 1960's: Mom & Pops Matchbook Cover - 1960's
    Okay, so this isn't a postcard, but I had to put it somewhere. An interesting tiny blast-from-the-past.
  • Postcards 1960's: +Schlang's Bavarian Inn - Mid 1960's
    Middle Pane: Left to Right - Nelly Schlang, Minnie Schlang - Unknown
  • Postcards 1960's: +Schlang's Bavarian Inn - Interior - Postmarked July 18, 1965
    Bottom Pane: Left to Right - Bob Schlang, Leo Schlang
  • Postcards 1960's: Chatter Box Restaurant Match Cover - 1960's
    Not a postcard but interesting nonetheless. The Chatter Box had GREAT hamburgers; the buns were buttered then grilled to a golden-brown.
  • Postcards 1960's: Rendezvous Match Cover - 1960's
    Great fries and burgers.
  • Postcards 1960's: Matchbook Cover - Chalet Inn - 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: Assorted Match Covers - 50's & 60's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Postcards 1960's: Club Ponytail Matchbook Cover - Mid 60's
  • Postcards 1960's: AuSable Matchbook Cover
  • Postcards 1960's: Central Hotel (Rendezvous) Matchbook Cover
  • Postcards 1960's: Hidden Valley (Otsego Ski Resort) Matchbook Cover
  • Postcards 1960's: Bob & Stan's Gulf Service
  • Postcards 1960's: Schlang's Bavarian Inn Matchbook Cover
  • Postcards 1960's: Call of the Wild
    CALL OF THE WILD - This unusual Museum of Natural History features North American animals and birds in their natural settings. The displays include sound animation and historical information. It is located 58 miles south of the Mackinac Bridge, just off Freeway I-75. So. of the silver-blue water tower, at Gaylord, Michigan - Open All Year
  • Postcards 1960's: Kenmar On The Hill - Matchcover
  • Postcards 1960's: Lapel Pins from Otsego Ski Club and Snow Valley
  • Postcards 1960's: Call of the Wild Interior Display
  • Postcards 1960's: Call of the Wild Entrance
  • Postcards 1960's: Schlang's Bavarian Inn Matchbook - Mit Deutsch!
    Deutsch Americanische Kuche - German American Kitchen
  • Postcards 1960's: Wooden Nickel - First Alpenfest 1965
  • Postcards 1960's: Call of the Wild Gift Shop
  • Postcards 1960's: Early Sixties - Aerial photo of the "New" I-75 Freeway
  • Postcards 1960's: Aerial Photo of the City Before I-75 was Built - About 1960
    AERIAL VIEW - Gaylord, Michigan - The county seat of Otsego County, located on highways US-27 and M-32, and the N.Y.C. Railroad. With more than 100 lakes and the Black, Sturgeon, Pigeon, Au Sable and Mainistee Rivers - the five noted trout streams - nearby, Gaylord is a popular gathering place for vacationists. Winter sports are also popular here. Gaylord is the highest point in the Lower Peninsula.
  • Postcards 1960's: Murray's Marathon Service - I-75 and Old 27
    MURRAY'S SERVICE - I-75 and Old 27 - Gaylord, Mich. 49735 - "Go Worry Free, Travel Guaranteed. Go to Murray's Marathon, Get what you need." Rest Stop. Refreshment Center and Clean Rest Rooms. Sno-King Sales and Service. TRAILER SANITATION SERVICE. Your Marathon Men - Bob & Bill Murray - Phone 517-732-9962
  • Postcards 1960's: Chalet Motor Lodge
  • Postcards 1960's: Schreur Chevrolet
  • Postcards 1960's: Mary's Tavern
  • Postcards 1960's: Bob & Stan's Gulf Matchbook
  • Postcards 1960's: The 45th Parallel Sign on US-27 North
    That's a 1959 Ford in the background on the right!
  • Postcards 1960's: Gaylord Snowfall - Postmarked August 26, 1965
  • Postcards 1960's: Vin's Rustic Bar
    VINS RUSTIC BAR AND RESTAURANT - On old U.S. 27 - 1/2 mile north of Gaylord, Mich. One of Northern Michigan's finest featuring a Family Dining Room famous for Char Broiled Steaks, Chop, Prime Ribs of Beef, Fish Dinners and Pizza. Dancing nightly, live music Fri., Sat., Sunday afternoons and evening. You are always welcome to enjoy the finest food and drinks at Vin's. - George & Bernice Wilson, Proprietors
  • Postcards 1960's: Greyhound at Pop & Mom's Star Restaurant - 1962
  • Postcards 1960's: Lost Valley Bible Camp
    LOST VALLEY BIBLE CAMP - Assemblies of God - 3 Miles West on M-32 - Gaylord, Michigan 49735
  • Postcards 1960's: Greetings From Otsego Lake - Postmarked July 9, 1963
  • Postcards 1960's: Garrett Realty -1960s
  • Postcards 1960's: Bob & Stan's Gulf Servicenter - 1960's
    BOB & STAN'S Gulf Servicenter - GAYLORD, MICHIGAN - located on Main Street (M-32), near I-75 North and Southbound exits. This new concept in interstate servicenter design has large immaculate rest rooms, coupled with a unique travelers lounge which is equipped with the latest food vending appointments. The lounge, which is the focal point for this new facility, is aptly named "THE TRAVELER'S LOUNGE" as it also serves as lobby and waiting room for Greyhound Bus patrons. The service area in the rear is large enough and equipped to handle from the largest Turnpike Semi Freighters and Greyhould Scenicruisers to the family automobile.
  • Postcards 1960's: Noah's Market - Mid Sixties
  • Postcards 1960's: Gaylord Antique Car Museum - 1962
    ANTIQUE CAR MUSEUM ~ Gaylord, Mich. - Come see this beautiful collection of Restored Automobiles, 1909 up. Antique furniture, dishes, clocks, lamps, etc. Blacksmith, carpenter, logging and farm tools. Scale model gristmill and sawmill. Many more historical displays being added. It's educational and full of memories. Open all year.
  • Postcards 1960's: Teen Chalet - Mid Sixties
    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 Rock N Roll Bands all year around for your pleasure. It's tough.
  • Postcards 1960's: Tanz Haus - Acme, Michigan ~ 1964
    TANZ HAUS NITE CLUB ~ For the Teenage and Collegiate ~ Located at Acme, Michigan ~ 7 miles No. of Traverse City, on Highway U.S. 31. For just about every teenager growing up in the area during the 1960s the Tanz Haus was Northern Michiganís version of Detroitís Grande Ballroom. It was a magical place created by two people who wanted a place for teenagers to be able to go to be teenagers, to be safe, and have a good time. It was a place we could go as teenagers and act like adults. Kids came from all over, and you got to meet a lot of people. It was a great era. There was no reason to get into any trouble out there, and no one really did. Founded by Elmer & Elsie Ogden, who help to make 25 years of young adult Rock and Roll MEMORIES! THIS IS A TRUE NORTHERN MICHIGAN COLLECTIBLE!
  • Postcards 1960's: Call of the Wild Gift Shop
    CALL OF THE WILD MUSEUM ~ This Gift Shop is well stocked with Moccasins, Deerskin Jackets, Leather Purses, Furs, and a large 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: Sky-Hi Drive-In Theatre - July 1965
  • Postcards 1960's: Sky-Hi Drive-In Theatre - July 1965
  • Postcards 1960's: Sky-Hi Drive-In Theatre - July 1965
  • Postcards 1960's: Sky-Hi Drive-In Theatre - July 1965
  • Postcards 1960's: Sky-Hi Drive-In Theatre - July 1965
  • Postcards 1960's: Sky-Hi Drive-In Theatre - July 1965
  • Postcards 1960's: Gay El Rancho Thunderbird Lodge - 60s
    GAY EL RANCHO - GAYLORD, MICHIGAN - The unique Thunderbird Lodge at Gay El Ranchoi is truly an unusual piece of architecture. This large building houses our Western-style dining room in a truly Western motif.
  • Postcards 1960's: The Club Pony Tail
    These were promotional cards handed out at the Club Pony Tail in Harbor Springs, Michigan. This card was from 1963-1964 showing the activities and acts that took place over the Christmas and New Year's holiday. Other teen venues in additiion to the Pony Tail were the Teen Chalet in Gaylord, the Tanz Haus in Traverse City and the Platters Dance Pavilion in Cadillac.
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