Time Machine
And in the best of places
Highlighting our City's Past and Present

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"Naptown" for sure, it was, but what a great place to grow up!

Fun Facts from the 60s

Popular Movies
Cape Fear
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
West Side Story
Lawrence of Arabia
The Miracle Worker
To Kill a Mockingbird

Top Record Singles
Big Girls Don't Cry (The Four Seasons)
Duke of Earl (Gene Chandler)
Good Luck Charm (Elvis Presley)
Hey! Baby (Bruce Channel)
I Can't Stop Loving You (Ray Charles)
Peppermint Twist (Joey Dee & The Starliters)
Roses are Red (Bobby Vinton)
Sheila (Tommy Roe)
Sherry (The Four Seasons)
Soldier Boy (The Shirelles)

 Popular Television Shows
The Beverly Hillbillies debuts
ABC aires its 1st color TV series The Jetsons
McHales Navy debuts
Match Game debuts
Johnny Carson hosts his first Tonight Show. He hosted until 1992 with a total of 4531 episodes|
The Andy Williams Show aires
The Dick Van Dyke Show is on
My Three Sons is on
Mr. Ed is onThe Jack Paar Show ends
Tell it to Groucho ends
The Alfred Hitchcock Show ends
Father Knows Best ends
The Lucy Show premieres
Osmond brothers debut on the Andy Williams show

Popular Singers 
The Beatles
Bob Dylan
Chubby Checker
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Neil Sedaka
Roy Orbison
Shirley Bassey


What Things Cost



New House



Gallon of Gas



New Car



Pack of Chewing Gum



Candy Bar



Ice Cream Bar



Soft Drink



1st Class Postage Stamp



Color TV Set



Daily Newspaper






Tennis Shoes



Doctors Office visit



Movie Ticket



Popcorn at the Movies



45 rmp Record


$.99 on iTunes

Dozen Eggs



Fast Food Hamburger


$1.00 (off the dollar menu!)

Tuition to Harvard University


$34,976 plus room and board