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I love hearing about the old places.

Anyone remember the week the fountain froze at Westcott? Everyday, a little bit more was frozen. I think that was the coldest it has ever been in Tallahassee.

Posted on 1/23 11:11 AM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by goldmom:
We're talking the FSU of 16,000 students.

Blizzard on West Tennessee
Sweet Shop
Mecca
Silver Slipper
Mom and Dad's
Garcia's
Skyline Restaurant
Jerry's
Lum's
CHANELO's Pizza. Loved the tuna boat.
Ken's
The Keg. Fraternity fights.
Wagon Wheel on Tennessee
Tucker's
Seafood place at the bridge in Panacea
Posey's pool hall
The sinks
Budweiser Creek
GINORMOUS fresh chocolate chip cookies for .25 in the dorm vending machines
cable tv from Atlanta
John McQuirk Channel 6 Sports
registration in Tully
Dave Cowens
The Palace (yeah, it's THAT old)
A Frame parties off Lake Bradford
Campus dress code
The Infirmary
McDonald's on West Tennessee



How about the Red Garter? The seafood place may have been Clayton's with the big Moosehead.

Now here's one that's a bit off color but real nevertheless. Can anybody tell me where the name "Fonda Peters" was found? I have no idea if it's still there but it was hard to not notice unless you kept your eyes to the sky.

Posted on 1/23 11:22 AM | IP: Logged

73-78,
To add to the list, Stonehenge downtown. And the Hourglass Tavern on Pensacola

Posted on 1/23 11:48 AM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by EcoNole:




Originally posted by goldmom:
We're talking the FSU of 16,000 students.

Blizzard on West Tennessee
Sweet Shop
Mecca
Silver Slipper
Mom and Dad's
Garcia's
Skyline Restaurant
Jerry's
Lum's
CHANELO's Pizza. Loved the tuna boat.
Ken's
The Keg. Fraternity fights.
Wagon Wheel on Tennessee
Tucker's
Seafood place at the bridge in Panacea
Posey's pool hall
The sinks
Budweiser Creek
GINORMOUS fresh chocolate chip cookies for .25 in the dorm vending machines
cable tv from Atlanta
John McQuirk Channel 6 Sports
registration in Tully
Dave Cowens
The Palace (yeah, it's THAT old)
A Frame parties off Lake Bradford
Campus dress code
The Infirmary
McDonald's on West Tennessee





How about the Red Garter? The seafood place may have been Clayton's with the big Moosehead.

Now here's one that's a bit off color but real nevertheless. Can anybody tell me where the name "Fonda Peters" was found? I have no idea if it's still there but it was hard to not notice unless you kept your eyes to the sky.


I used to tend bar at the Tempo Tavern on Tennessee. Best sandwiches & pinball in town. 30 cent drafts. The bathroom was a shrine with names from the past. Wednesday night at the Eye, free beer and lit dance floor. Trader Ings, Oye Lins, the original Subway, Mikes Texaco (sold more beer than anywhere in US), Big Dismal, Little Dismal, and who could forget Big Daddy's.

Posted on 1/23 11:57 AM | IP: Logged

Originally posted by goldmom:
We're talking the FSU of 16,000 students.

Blizzard on West Tennessee
Sweet Shop
Mecca
Silver Slipper
Mom and Dad's
Garcia's
Skyline Restaurant
Jerry's
Lum's
CHANELO's Pizza. Loved the tuna boat.
Ken's
The Keg. Fraternity fights.
Wagon Wheel on Tennessee
Tucker's
Seafood place at the bridge in Panacea
Posey's pool hall
The sinks
Budweiser Creek
GINORMOUS fresh chocolate chip cookies for .25 in the dorm vending machines
cable tv from Atlanta
John McQuirk Channel 6 Sports
registration in Tully
Dave Cowens
The Palace (yeah, it's THAT old)
A Frame parties off Lake Bradford
Campus dress code
The Infirmary
McDonald's on West Tennessee

Goldmom:

You brought back some more great memories! Don't forget Jim and Milts was there then; my RA took me to dinner there one night. Forgot about Chanelo's tuna boat sub: That was pretty much a Friday night staple! Capt. Louie's fried chicken was another favorite along with HoJo's all you could eat fish fry. I worked the switchboard in Salley Hall my soph yr, Dave Cowens (Big Red) used to come down and play the piano in the evenings; he used to tease me about my red hair.



Posted on 1/23 2:12 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by bcherod:
I love hearing about the old places.

Anyone remember the week the fountain froze at Westcott? Everyday, a little bit more was frozen. I think that was the coldest it has ever been in Tallahassee.



I remember that. January of 1970, it froze for nearly a week. It used to get VERY cold in Tally. Global warming has taken care of that!

Posted on 1/23 2:44 PM | IP: Logged

Don't forget the Silver Slipper (when someone else was picking up the tab).

Posted on 1/23 2:55 PM | IP: Logged

Fall of 73 thru Spring of 76.....0-11; 1-10; and 3-8. First year went down to Gainesville for the last game.....we were 0-10. The Gaytors had a sign in the end zone that read "0-11, Thank Heaven for 7-11." We lost 49-0.

All the home games....no assigned seating on the student side. You get there 10 minutes before the game and get great seats. Alcohol was not a problem to bring in....the first Homecoming game, we ran out of rum....I left the stadium, drove to Tennessee (Jax Liquors), bought another quart of rum, drove back, walked in with the bottle, and missed only 5 minutes of the 3rd quarter. Back then attendance figures were rounded to the nearest 5,000.

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We go waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back. My husband and I were there from '54 through'58. Girls had to wear a raincoat over any shorts or slacks if we were on campus, like going to P.E. or a sporting event. I won't EVEN go into the gym suits and swimsuits that were provided!!!!
There was a 10:00 p.m. weekday curfew, 11:30 p.m. on Friday and 12:00 p.m. on Sat. Pizza at Faivers, The 7 Seas, to add to the eating places. Nugent was the coach---every year during football season there is a "Nugent's Boys" reunion.

Posted on 1/23 3:43 PM | IP: Logged

me

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Fred's Backdoor and Dry Dock Lounges
Julia Mae's Sea Food
Dog Lake

Posted on 1/23 5:22 PM | IP: Logged

The NoTell Bar on W Tennessee. Went there twice, the first and last time.

Posted on 1/23 5:47 PM | IP: Logged

Count me in as an old school Nole...I've been around since 1967.

Posted on 1/23 5:52 PM | IP: Logged

I also remember streaking,the Down Under,Sol, the Pasttime on W. Tenn., Larry Key,taking my girl friend to a football game in 1973, We've been married 32 years. Good memories

Posted on 1/23 6:19 PM | IP: Logged

Kev- I to was from the early 60's. 61-63. FPierceNole- I was also at the 64 Gator game. Great game. First WIN over fu. _

Posted on 1/23 6:38 PM | IP: Logged

there were others coaches here before bobby??3dGrin

Posted on 1/23 7:08 PM | IP: Logged

This has been the best thread in awhile...I was at FSU 67-70 and back for grad school 73-74...finally finished my doctoral work in 79...ate more days than not at either the Sweet Shop or the Mecca...Wednesday nite was Tuckers nite at our house....went to all of Goldmoms favorites...some too many times!!!!!!!

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oops! I forgot..Goldmom were you referring to the Oaks or Angelos at the bridge...the Oaks has been closed for years...Angelos just reopened...since someone mentioned Julia Mae's...anyone besides me remember when her first restaurant was on the curve in SOPCHOPPY!!!!!!!

Posted on 1/23 7:35 PM | IP: Logged

Freshman year - 1964. The first year we beat Florida. Bobby was the receivers coach.
Graduated - 1969
GO NOLES!!

This post was edited on 1/23 7:49 PM by FSNole

Posted on 1/23 7:46 PM | IP: Logged

Sure do remember that; paper plates, open trash in the "dining area" and plenty of flies to go around. How abut the Thomasville Fair every year? I was at FSU 67-71, the PhD 1977-1981. Lums those beer steamed hot dogs!!



Posted on 1/23 8:18 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by mcprecious:
.....coming as head coach? What are some of your memories of that time about football.

I was at FSU during the Larry Jones and D. Mudra period. I remember as an undergrad there was serious talk of droppping football as an intercollegiate sport. Incredible!

Wow, do I appreciate Bobby and what he has done for FSU. Hold on tight. There is more good stuff to come.

Transferred to Fl St in the fall of '63, and enjoyed the '63 and '64 Peterson teams. "63, not so great,'64 was great! We really had only a few good teams under Coach Pete, but they were exciting. It got really bleak, after Pete left, then became unbelievable under Bobby. But, my connection to FSU football goes back to the Tom Nugent days. I attended many home games from about '54 forward. I remember the 5-member band from Tampa University. They were called the TU Hungry Five, and people threw coins to them. Small memories, but a lot of them, over these many years. For example, Mudra was an outstanding coach, but his timing was terrible. He just came here at the wrong time.



Posted on 1/23 8:24 PM | IP: Logged

Any one here go to Jax for the FSU/Houston game the week after Houton beat Tulsa 100-6? They had a great running back (Paul Gibson?) but we had the pass and beat them pretty soundly. My first road trip for a football game. Salley Hall was the "jock dorm"; Paul Magalsky a pretty fair fullback; I spent 3 years in non air-conditioned Kellum Hall, the last year as an RA. Kellum was not co-ed yet and the swim team had the 6th floor. They were crazy! I still remember finals week one year; someone puts his speakers in his dorm window and played Jimi Hendrix' Star Spangled Banner on 10. I would not trade those memories for anything.



Posted on 1/23 8:46 PM | IP: Logged

Great thread to tell some of u to get off your butts and get loud at the games and stop yelling at me for standing up and going crazy for my noles... I can't tell you how many older people i see sitting there with their fingers up there butts and then yell at me for being loud or standing up. Just a heads up for next year, because i think that is what Doak has been lacking the last couple years. Now u all can yell at me for this post



Posted on 1/23 9:17 PM | IP: Logged

I graduated in 62. No shorts on campus...had to be covered by a raincoat. No Booze,. It was a dry county then, but lots of trips to Perry to stock up!!! Many great memories, but you have forgotten the Seven Steers on Tenn St. Best hamburgers in town!!!

Great trip down memory lane.

Posted on 1/23 10:14 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by Roadking:
Any one here go to Jax for the FSU/Houston game the week after Houton beat Tulsa 100-6? They had a great running back (Paul Gibson?) but we had the pass and beat them pretty soundly. My first road trip for a football game. Salley Hall was the "jock dorm"; Paul Magalsky a pretty fair fullback; I spent 3 years in non air-conditioned Kellum Hall, the last year as an RA. Kellum was not co-ed yet and the swim team had the 6th floor. They were crazy! I still remember finals week one year; someone puts his speakers in his dorm window and played Jimi Hendrix' Star Spangled Banner on 10. I would not trade those memories for anything.


Yes, I did. FSU put a big whippin' on those guys. The players wore their uniforms from the previous game without washing them. Pete wanted them in dirty unis.
Magalski went to the Oilers for a year or two. Went into the FDLE and then went into the Secret Service. He met us at the Brown Derby for dinner and said that he had been assigned to guard some guy from Georgia that wasn't going anywhere.
After he finished up his assignment with Jimmy Carter, he was at the White House for several years. He's retired now and lives here in the Jax area and works with the Feds training facility at Brunswick.

Posted on 1/23 10:42 PM | IP: Logged

Goldmom, Magalsky was a pretty tough football player; as I recall he was from Ohio? That FSU/Houston game was a treat; rented a car and had a great ride back to Tally.



Posted on 1/23 11:27 PM | IP: Logged

Wasn't even born.



Posted on 1/23 11:48 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by denvernole:
71-75. We used to get "don't care drunk" on bacardi and coke during the 0-11 and 1-10 seasons in the erector set. Ah, the good old days.


That's EXACTLY what we did! One game in '74, we went thru our game supply by half-time. I had to run back to the Prince Manor Apts for more fuel.



Posted on 1/23 11:50 PM | IP: Logged

'58-'62, one of the oldies but goodies. We beat Tennessee in '58 ( I think it was 6-0)and there was a huge bonfire right in the middle of Tennessee St.

Posted on 1/24 6:37 AM | IP: Logged

Class of '73

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Originally posted by goldmom:




Originally posted by Roadking:
Any one here go to Jax for the FSU/Houston game the week after Houton beat Tulsa 100-6? They had a great running back (Paul Gibson?) but we had the pass and beat them pretty soundly. My first road trip for a football game. Salley Hall was the "jock dorm"; Paul Magalsky a pretty fair fullback; I spent 3 years in non air-conditioned Kellum Hall, the last year as an RA. Kellum was not co-ed yet and the swim team had the 6th floor. They were crazy! I still remember finals week one year; someone puts his speakers in his dorm window and played Jimi Hendrix' Star Spangled Banner on 10. I would not trade those memories for anything.




Yes, I did. FSU put a big whippin' on those guys. The players wore their uniforms from the previous game without washing them. Pete wanted them in dirty unis.
Magalski went to the Oilers for a year or two. Went into the FDLE and then went into the Secret Service. He met us at the Brown Derby for dinner and said that he had been assigned to guard some guy from Georgia that wasn't going anywhere.
After he finished up his assignment with Jimmy Carter, he was at the White House for several years. He's retired now and lives here in the Jax area and works with the Feds training facility at Brunswick.



I was there. Remember chanting: "We're not Tulsa"?

My sister started at FSU in 1961. She worked for Mode Stone who was one of the architechs of FSU football, so I learned much FSU history directly from Dr. Stone, some as it happened like the famous meeting that got the gators to agree to play us in Tally. My freshman year was '68 and graduated in '72, so I have vivid memories of FSU from the beginning of the Peterson era through Larry Jones.

To add just a few memories/landmarks to your list mom:

The Burger Chef on Tennesssee
The Sleep eze motel
US 90 and all the flowers and plantings leading into Tally (B4 I-10)
Westcott Burning
Panty raids at Landis Hall
The FSU Special (passenger train from Jax-Tally) left on Sunday afternoon for students returning from weekeends/breaks.
Claude Kirk
Radical Jack
Marlette Cartoons in the Flambeau



Posted on 1/24 8:31 AM | IP: Logged

There until 1975, just as Bobby arrived. For us long time fans, I believe this is why we are not as critical of the day to day because we have seen it all, watched it grow, lived the ups and downs and the ups are coming again.

Posted on 1/24 8:37 AM | IP: Logged

First FSU game was at Legion Field, 37-37 vs. Bama, my Dad's school/ Graduated 68 and during that period there were many great memories.
Fenner CATCH-Damn Doug Mosely.
Great asst coaches- Bowden, James,Parcells, Henning, Gibbs etc.
Don Fauls keeping our athletes onthe field in the erector set. Claude Thigpen handling tickets and getting coaches cars
Thomasville Fair
Pajcic to Sellers- May Gary rest in peace, a true gentleman and great NOLE
Ron Simmons,Wayne Mcduffie
Silly cheers like lean, lean,lean and rattling keys
Streaking-ask Charlie Barnes
This list could go on forever with tremendous memories. Great thread!

Posted on 1/24 8:53 AM | IP: Logged

So to some people there actually is more to being a nole fan than missing out on a 5 star recruit? That is refreshing.

Great thread!



Posted on 1/24 9:11 AM | IP: Logged

The perspective gained by being a part of FSU in the 60's and seeing it now is very special. I still can't believe some students actually attended and graduated from FSU having NEVER lost to the Gators! I do think we have lost something along the way though; with 16,000 students it felt to me like one big family and most of the faculty and staff perpetuated that feeling. Anyone remember "Dope" Campbell Stadium? Joan Baez in Tully? Grand Funk Railroad in Tully? (ears buzzed for a week); how about the two dogs doing the wild thing on the 40 yard line before a home game, FSU getting clobbered and the fans chanting "bring back the dogs, bring back the dogs..." very special times.



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I was officially there from 62-66, but I grew up in Tallahassee and went to mid-50s games using my parents student tickets (Corso, Prinzi, et al) and played golf on the par 3 course beside the south end zone lot at Doak. 64 was magic! I had friends and fraternity brothers on the team and was in class with a bunch of them in the B school; overall really good guys. I was in a 200 level psych class with Tensi and the professor (Husbands) supposedly gave his an extra point on his grade for every TD pass (he barely made a C).

I may have missed it, but I didn't see the Hickory House in the V across from the Southernaire Motel, Silver Slipper when it was on South Monroe, and The Place on Jackson Bluff accross from Doak.

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Class of '71. Should have graduated in '66 but I flunked out and went in the service.

Angelo's at the bridge was known as George's. Best steamed schrimp around. Clayton's for fried.

The Super Jumbo Pin Ball Machine at Ken's.

Aligator Point. First Ali/Frazier fight in Tully. Blackberry sink.

Mutt and Jeff's slaw dogs and Cherry Pepsi. Nitty Grity Dirt Band and Boone's and numbers on the baseball field.

Frank Pepper and his neck brace on WCTV and the Circle 6 Ranch. Willie the weatherman.

Hell of a thread.



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I was there for Jones and Mudra. Danced in Tennessee Street when we won a game after about 12 straight losses. Poured beer at the Silver Dollar on Pensacola Street one summer session when NOBODY was in town. Me and the bros drank $.50 shots at Fred's Back Door to get the Thursday night party started.

Posted on 1/24 10:07 AM | IP: Logged

A Nole from birth I finally arrived in 78 in time for all the stomping fun. It's been a wild ride to say the least with more high's than low's...Go Noles...Go Bobby one more time!



Posted on 1/24 10:22 AM | IP: Logged

66

Couldn't remember the name of the Southernaire Motel. Thanks! It was driving me crazy.

How 'bout girl watching at the "new" Bellemey Building? Best looking women in all the universe. 10:00 curfews and room checks in the women's dorms.

1964 Kentucky game was my first at Doak. HC. Just amazing. 48-6



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To go with the 10 PM curfew, imposed by the infamous Dean Katie Warren, girls had to wear raincoits over there shorts when they walked across campus. On a positive note, there was watching the girls walk back to the dorms in front of the B school (from the Education buildingand the Union).

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Seminole72----Mode Stone was my Godfather. He and my father were in school at Gainsville at the same time getting their Masters. A wonderful man.

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When i was 10- 16 years old i probably went to 1 game a year. Coach bowdens been here since i was 17 and the only Coach i really remember.



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Football teams weren't much good in 73, 74 & 75 but there were usually good pregame shows. Rock & Roll bands, circus acts and other stuff. The night games in the mid 70's on windless nights the dope smoke just kind of hung right about light level on the student side. At half time you could run down to that store on the corner and grab a quart and chug a lug it and be back before the start of the third quarter.

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Or throw a small cooler over the stadium fence to a buddy on the other side. Pre-pre-pre 9/11.

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Originally posted by seminole72:
66

Couldn't remember the name of the Southernaire Motel. Thanks! It was driving me crazy.

How 'bout girl watching at the "new" Bellemey Building? Best looking women in all the universe. 10:00 curfews and room checks in the women's dorms.

1964 Kentucky game was my first at Doak. HC. Just amazing. 48-6



Running that "gauntlet" between the B School and Bellamy for the girls going back to the dorms and sorority houses. The steps of the B school were FULL of guys checking us out. It was called T Check.

There were two panty raids on Jennie my freshman year. First one was just after curfew and what seemed like 1,000 guys came up the walk from the library yelling "We want pants". It looked like something out of barbarians at the gate. Some girls always threw a pair or three, but the dorm mother would come up the stairs and say "LADIES, close your windows and those BOYS will go away". Mm hmm. Right.

I remember when Dr. Marshall closed down the University after Kent State for two days. Everyone went to Panama City and partied. It was the spring, after all.

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Quiz: what bank president (now) wrecked his car on a mobile "t-check" while rubber-necking girls(back in the day)? Change the name to protect the guilty if you know it.

This post was edited on 1/24 1:19 PM by nole1976

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Originally posted by noleinpc:
Seminole72----Mode Stone was my Godfather. He and my father were in school at Gainsville at the same time getting their Masters. A wonderful man.


That is neat. What a great, great man. Few know how muuch he did for FSU. Besides his work for athletics, he ceated the scholarship houses to provide housing for students who won shcolarships from non-univeristy sources (e.g. teaching scholarships or Rotary). He was instrumental in getting funding for the "new' student unnion and, of course expansion of Doak to 42,000. A true Southern gentleman.



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Bobby Bowden has been at FSU since before I was born in 79, but I did come home from the hospital in and FSU outfit. My dad went to FSU and I have been a Seminole fan my whole life. I don't know what its like to be a Seminole fan without Bobby on the sidelines.



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I remember the Thomasville Fair, there was this one lady that did a trick with a comb........... All the places in the vertical list above, plus the $3.99 Seafood Buffet at the Holiday Inn just down from the Capital. The night "Orville the Glom" ate 4 dozen hot doughnuts in my back seat on the way home.
Painting the Lion and running like hell. The cathredral country roads running out of town in all directions.

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