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    Cyburbian TOFB's avatar
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    City "Nostalgia" Websites and Facebook Pages

    Does your city have any? There is a "Retro Quad Cities" facebook page that is fantastic. I would be interested in looking at others.

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    yes we have one - I learn a lot there and just posted a question there!

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    There's a bunch of them for Buffalo. They tend to focus on the city's glory years: the 1950s and earlier. The sites are interesting, but not many younger than 50 would get weepy paging through them. A few:

    Forgotten Buffalo - heavy Polish-American/old East Side focus.
    Buffalo Broadcasters Association
    staffannouncer.com - more local radio/television nostalgia
    The Buffalonian - if you're really old. The photo gallery is a must-see.
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    Yes, the city of my youth, Syracuse NY is there too - love it: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2226651976/

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    HistoricDetroit.org has a pretty good Facebook feed. They post a nice mix of photos and stories of days gone by and news about new development and historic preservation.

    Wayne State University has a huge digital collection of historic photos from Detroit too that are always fun to search through.
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    FL Nostalgia: https://www.facebook.com/OldFlorida1?ref=stream

    At my age, a ton of stuff I know, have seen, miss, you name it...

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    There is a nice "Dirty Old Boston" Facebook page that takes you back...

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    I frequent the Retro and Historic Phoenix pages and forums quite often. They also have a lively City Data thread about it that has almost 7,000 posts and lots of pictures. There is a also a great Google+ page of AZ and Phoenix historical photos.

    Fun sites I frequent:
    http://funsetstrip.blogspot.com/
    https://plus.google.com/107506220715...osts?rdipvld=1
    http://www.bradhallart.com/phoenix.htm
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    http://forgottenchicago.com/

    Mostly a series of articles on obscure remnants of the built environment.

    Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/groups/forgo...ref=ts&fref=ts

    Facebook page is more nostalgic than the website.

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    Omaha Look Book

    A friend of mine put these together. Great shots of mostly 40s-70s Omaha. I hope it can be seen by non-friends.

    https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/se...3706512&type=3

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...3706512&type=3

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    Here are a couple of mine:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/oldhood2728/photos/ - the neighborhood site, Zip Codes 48228 and 48227.

    www.detroityes.com
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    I used to have a Facebook group (yes, I created it) for the "Northwest Suburbs" of Chicago. It was basically a somewhat-humorous, somewhat-sentimental, somewhat-historical, highly localized, yet very true list of "you might be from the Northwest suburbs if..." and it had about 100 different entries. Some of them weren't always PC. But it was all generally true and quite funny to most residents. I think the group had over 3,000 members at one point. Eventually, people added more and more pictures, more and more comments, and more older folks started to join and the dialogue and pictures turned into a nostalgic lovefest dominated by Baby Boomers recalling the region in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, as well as people who moved elsewhere who missed the area.

    I don't know whatever happened to the group. I don't know if someone reported something and Facebook deleted it, if it got deleted when Facebook transitioned old groups to new groups, or who knows, maybe I or the other admin just up and deleted it (and I forgot about it). It was fun while it lasted, and I still have the "you might be from" list...in fact, I posted it on Cyburbia once: http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showthread.php?t=36529
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