[Vision2020] Question for you long-time (as in VERY long-time) residents of Moscow . . .

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 18:51:58 PDT 2016

Mention of Neale Stadium prompted a memory of a two mile track race held on
the track at this location on the U of I campus, when I ran as a Bear for
Moscow High School in the later 1960s.  I recall this especially, because
of how damn exhausted I became during this race. Those old style cinder
tracks were slippery and slow!  Many of the track or cross country races I
ran in those years for Moscow High I have forgotten completely.  "Father
time" indeed!

I cannot believe Wikipedia has a listing for Neale Stadium that actually
mentions the "cinder track:"


"The unlit stadium included the quarter-mile (402 m) cinder
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinder> running track,..."
Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett

On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 8:47 PM, Kenneth Marcy <kmmos1 at frontier.com> wrote:

> On 4/11/2016 7:13 PM, Janesta wrote:
> That's a picture of Al's mobile. In 1969 I paid $0.21 a gallon there.Sofa
> change would fill up the tank of my Volkswagen Bug. There was always a
> group of guys hanging out in the Garage working on their hot rods.
> Vern Pelton bought he station and it became Vernon's Chevron.
> Those must have been the really good old days in Moscow!  In hometown
> downtown that summer there were two gas stations side-by-side on the east
> side of Main Street, Texaco and Mobil, and one on the west side, Exxon.
> Regular gas was 35 cents per gallon, mileage was about 10 miles per gallon,
> and wages for a kid maxed out at $1.25 per hour.
> University semester fees were $105; room, board, and books extra.  Neale
> Stadium had wood bench seats in bleachers.
> No, I didn't see the moon landing on TV.  I was fixing car tires, and
> walking to and from work.
> Ken
> On Monday, April 11, 2016, Moscow Cares <moscowcares at moscow.com> wrote:
> > Does this look familiar?
> > http://www.tomandrodna.com/Photos/Moscow/Moscow_MobilOil.jpg
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