“IT” Drive In

IT Drive InFamous for their poor-boy sandwiches, this is the “IT” drive-in restaurant, Lejeune, North Carolina. I’ll bet this was a happening place in the ’50s. (the card is postmarked 1955) What do you think of that airport-like control tower? On the back is a thoroughly entertaining message:

Dear Buzz,
We went to the beach at Surf City yesterday. It’s beautiful, all kinds of pretty sea shells too. I got some for Sherry. The undertow is terrific and sharks were swimming just about 30 yards off shore, so I didn’t dare do any swimming. Just got wet. On the way back we ran over a copperhead & Hook killed him with a log. He was hard to kill & horrible looking. It’s still windy here but the sun looks mighty good. Say hello to B & W for me.
Love Altha

Tingles Cafe

Tingles CafeAn eatery in Asheville, North Carolina, Tingles Cafe specialized in country ham, chicken and dumplings, and hot biscuits. Yum! We can see that besides the original Broadway location (since 1918), there was also “Tingles Too” on the highway. If internet sources are to be trusted, it seems that Tingles Cafe on Broadway closed its doors in 2011.

Golf in the Land of the Sky

North Carolina GolfThis scene offers a look at golf in “The Land of the Sky”, a term applied to North Carolina that originated from the 1876 novel of that name by Mrs. Frances Tiernan. (written under the pseudonym Christian Reid) Postmarked in 1918, the card has this description on the back:

Outdoor occupation offer in endless variety. Golf enthusiasts have declared the courses throughout the section to be excellent and the eighteen-hole course at Asheville is acknowledged to be among the foremost in the South, while the golf courses at Hot Springs, Highland Lake and Kanuga Lake, recently built and the courses in process of completion at Lake Toxaway and Tryon, give a circle of delightful places for the enjoyment of the game.

Lake View Court

Lake View Court PostcardThe Lake View Court near North Carolina’s Lake Junaluska. On the back:

Lake View Court
Designed with our guest in mind
40 Units, Single & family accommodations with private baths – Also Kitchenettes. Close to Cherokee, Smoky Mt. National Park, & Ghost Town. Overlooking beautiful Lake Junaluska on Highway U. S. 19. For reservation write Box 301, Lake Junaluska, N. C. or 456-8231. Mr. & Mrs. E. A. McElroy, Owners & Managers.

Write for reservations?!

Park Vista Motel and Restaurant

Park Vista Motel PostcardThe Park Vista Motel and Restaurant in North Carolina. On the back:

Esso Service – Blue Ridge Parkway – Beng Gap – Mile Post 268 – 150 miles South of Roanoke, Virginia – 120 miles North of Asheville, North Carolina – TV – Carpet – Kitchenettes – Electric Heat – Mountain Views – Quiet – Homemade Biscuits – Country Ham – Steaks – Chicken – Honey – Souvenirs – New in ’64 – For Reservations Call –
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Watson
Phone: Baldwin 839-2750
Rt. #2, West Jefferson, N. C.