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Solemint Store, 1950s-1970s
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1950s color postcard from the Solemint Store, located at Solemint Junction (the intersection of Sierra Highway and Soledad Canyon Road) in present-day Canyon Country (known at the time as part of Saugus). This particular card was purchased and mailed in 1971, showing it had some staying power.

Signage indicates the attached restaurant was open 24 hours.

Printed on back:

SOLEMINT
California's most unusual store
Solemint — Saugus — California — on Highway 6
The Biggest Little Store in the State
Color photography by Max Mahon

Mailed Oct. 10, 1971, to Mrs. Faye Ferguson of 1290 Eleven Oaks Lane in Santa Barbara. The personal note offers a little reminder of life in the early 1970s:

Hi Folks — We stopped here this a.m. Still the same old type store. Gerald & 2 boys came by for Jr. & I(?) at 9 a.m. Jerry, Betty & Terri drove up to the cabin. Trying to oust our hippies — promised to move Tues., so I will go back up Wed. They are a mess. Wish you could come over next weekend. It was hot and dry up there. Hills are still bare from last fire on Sept. 25-26, 1970 — one year ago. Norma is home now. Resting up. Bye. C.C.

Further reading:

Solemint Junction: A Happening Place to Be

Alfred L. Clark's Solemint Store


LW2093: 9600 dpi jpeg from original printed postcard
SOLEMINT STORE

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