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Short Topics from 1962

Here's where you can find what we have published previously. If you missed a page or just want to reread a favorite, you've found the right place! Learn more about 1962! Pages are posted in chronological order, with the oldest page at the top.

The pages archived here head down a new road, so to speak. Instead of the long articles relating a roadtrip down a complete highway, these are much shorter articles. And the scope will be wider, covering just about everything from the year 1962. Topics will cover:

  • 1962 News of the World
  • 1962 News of the Nation
  • 1962 Local News
  • 1962 in Sports
  • 1962 in Entertainment and the Arts (including movies, TV, music, art, fashion, architecture, design, books, comics, and more)
  • 1962 in Science
  • Cars of 1962
  • Consumer Products and Retail in 1962 (including just about anything you could buy, plus the stores you could buy it in)
  • On the Road in 1962 (road and roadtrip topics, including things I typically covered on my long journeys)
 
US-223 Michigan Shield of 1961
US-223 Michigan Shield of 1961

US-223 - A Complete Roadtrip on One Page - February 22, 2017

Ed-U-Cards Games to Grow Up With - Update - February 28, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day Parades of 1962 - March 7, 2017

Medical Progress in 1962 - March 14, 2017

Holiday Inns in 1962 - March 21, 2017

 
Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Holiday Inn Menu, 1962
Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Holiday Inn Menu, 1962 (photo from an online auction)
 

Brands and Trademarks of 1962 - April 4, 2017

US-10 Cruise: Ludington to Manitowoc - April 12, 2017

A Look at Furniture Design in 1962 - April 18, 2017

Wilmington, Delaware and US-202 North - April 25, 2017

Let’s Go Bowling Tonight! - May 2, 2017

 
bowling trophy from 1962, Dick Hawkins
A bowling trophy from 1962 for Verdugo Hills Bowl, California Bowling News Mixed Doubles Champions, Dick Hawkins. (Photo from an online auction.)

National Parks and Recreation Along US-2: Part 1 - May 9, 2017

National Parks and Recreation Along US-2: Part 2 - May 16, 2017

5 World News Headlines from 1962 - May 23, 2017

Things to See in Boston, Massachusetts in 1962 - May 30, 2017

Fun with the Boy Scouts in 1962 - June 6, 2017

 
Front cover, October, 1962 Boys’ Life
Front cover of October, 1962 issue of Boys’ Life

5 South Carolina News Headlines from 1962 - June 13, 2017

Some 1962 Fun on Highway US-1 - June 20, 2017

Fourth of July Fireworks Shows in 1962 - June 27, 2017

Roadtrip on US-3: Beginning, Middle, End - July 11, 2017

5 Obscure Cars of 1962 - July 18, 2017

 
Old Man of the Mountain, New Hampshire, postcard ca. 1960s
Old Man of the Mountain postcard, New Hampshire, ca. 1960s (Postcard from an online auction.)

Made on US-4 in 1962 - July 25, 2017

5 National News Headlines from 1962 - August 1, 2017

More New England Roadtrips - August 8, 2017

Baseball Highlights of 1962 - September 5, 2017

TV Reruns from 1962 - September 13, 2017

 
TV Guide, September 1962
TV Guide magazine, September 15-21, 1962 (from an online auction.)

Fun Eats and More Along US-8 in 1962 - September 20, 2017

Bang! 5 Toy Guns from 1962 - September 29, 2017

1962 Report from India and South Asia - October 6, 2017

US-10 Cruise: the Manitowoc End in Wisconsin - October 31, 2017

World News of December 1962 - December 5, 2017

 
President John F. Kennedy
President John F. Kennedy (Public domain photo, from WPClipart.)

US-11 – Driving the Loop in Tennessee - December 19, 2017

The End of 1962 - December 26, 2017

Chemistry News from 1962 - January 30, 2018

A Short Roadtrip Down a Long Highway: US-12 - February 13, 2018

More National News Headlines from 1962 - February 27, 2018

 
Chart of Federal spending by budget segment, 1962
Chart of Federal spending by budget segment, 1962. (Data from US Office of Management and Budget.)

Putting for Fun - Miniature Golf in 1962 - March 21, 2018

It's All Good Luck and Good Travel on US-13 - April 3, 2018

Started Humming a Song from 1962 - April 17, 2018

Your New 1962 Kitchen - May 1, 2018

US-14 Through Some Classic Roadtrip Destinations of the West - May 29, 2018

 
Wall Drug, Wall, South Dakota, early 1960s postcard
Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming (postcard from author’s collection)

Local News Highlights from 1962 - June 12, 2018

Roadtrip Highlights of US-15 - June 26, 2018

10 Retro Blogs for Your Reading Pleasure - August 7, 2018

What Happened to US-16? - August 21, 2018

World News of August, 1962 - September 4, 2018

 
Space Needle and Horiuchi mosaic mural, Century 21 Exposition grounds, Seattle, Washington, 2018
Space Needle and Horiuchi mosaic mural, Century 21 Exposition grounds, Seattle, Washington, 2018

The 1962 Seattle World's Fair – Century 21 Exposition - September 18, 2018

A Roadtrip Down US-17 - The Coastal Highway? - October 2, 2018

Roadtrip to the Beers of Highway US-18 - October 16, 2018

Inventing the Future in 1962 - October 30, 2018

Fun Sites on a US-19 Road Trip - November 13, 2018

 
Tulip display, Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, Pennsyalvania
Tulip display at entrance to Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, Pennsyalvania (Publicity photo from Phipps Conservatory, by Paul Wiegman.)

Powering the Nation in 1962 - November 27, 2018

Merry Christmas from 1962! - December 11, 2018

   

All photos by the author and Copyright © 2017 - Milne Enterprises, Inc., except as noted.

All other content Copyright © 2017 - Milne Enterprises, Inc.

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Smokey Bear is the longest running public service ad campaign in Ad Council history, running since 1944. At the beginning, Walt Disney loaned Bambi for use on a poster for one year, but that image proved so popular that it is still being used. The original message was slightly different, as "Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires." I hope you enjoy this ad, similar to what you might have seen in 1962, and heed Smokey's message.

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