Food and Drink

Tootsie Rolls

Tootsie Rolls Among the most popular candy during baby boomer years was the Tootsie Roll. Ask anyone and you’ll find very few who didn’t simply love them. Tootsie rolls were created in 1907 by Leo […]


Buster Brown Shoes

Started in 1878 by three businessmen buddies, George Warren Brown, Alvin L. Bryan, and Jerome Desnoyers, the brand proved to be the originators of classic Mary Jane shoes. Brown was the lead owner, who was […]

Notable People

Hush Puppies Shoes

  Founded in 1958 in northern Michigan, Hush Puppies is a footwear brand synonymous with comfort, style and durability, and put basset hounds on the world map. Its intriguing name is linked to a traditional […]

Culture and Lifestyle

Banana Seat Bikes

Also known as a wheelie bike, spyder bike, high-riser bike, and muscle bike, the banana bike is a well-designed bike fit for children back in the 1960s. It was made to have small wheels (16-20 […]

Photo of milkman delivering milk to housewife.
Notable People

The Milkman

The industrious and friendly milkman is perhaps one of the unsung everyday heroes of American history – on equal ground with the whistling postman and bell-ringing ice-cream seller. Milkman services began shortly after the budding […]

Notable People

Captain Kangaroo

Weekday mornings were not complete for American kids unless Captain Kangaroo aired. This American TV series for kids aired from October 3, 1955, to December 8, 1984, on CBS. It is known to be the […]