Updates and upgrades continue. I have recently added or updated the following location lists and the site is starting to develop a geographic range that far exceeds its borders from a few years back:
- Glendale and Burbank (new)
- Denver (new)
- New Haven (new)
- Hartford (new)
- Fayetteville (major update)
- Durham (major update)
So what else is happening?
To start, I’ve been going through several years worth of (sadly neglected) photos, getting them tagged and organized so that I can add the best ones to the site via the flickr page. Many of you have sent me amazing pictures over the past few years and with everything that was going on in my life, I was sort of unable to do much with them. That is about to change. I have a huge backlog of images from Terry in Oklahoma City (covering much of the county) and from readers in New York/New Jersey, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Chicago, among others. I really want to get them under control locally first, but I should be able to start adding them in a few weeks. I have almost 15000 photos to go through.
I also hope to start doing more history narratives and linking to online resources such as digitized library and archival collections, as well as adding some of the text-based material I have collected (or at least the portion of that material that copyright law will permit me to post). Some Safeway employee magazines will be part of that. I’m also tagging and organizing several thousand articles.
The Message Board is getting more active again (and is accepting new registrations again) and you can always get the latest via Twitter. I have also considered doing a Facebook page, but I sort of feel like that ship has sailed now. If there’s interest, though, I will still consider it.
The parade of new content marches on:
- Modesto and Turlock CA locations (1925-1985)
- Pasadena CA locations (1925-1971)
- Santa Rosa CA locations (1925-1979)
- Vallejo CA locations (1930-1980)
- Oklahoma City locations (1930-1955)
I’m also working on getting a lot of new photos added, but there are a few issues I have to address first.
Don’t forget @GroceteriaWeb on Twitter for the latest updates as well as live photo tweets when I’m on the road!
Still more new location lists for your exploring pleasure:
- Reno/Sparks 1925-1981
- Salt Lake City, 1920-1979
- Albany, 1925-1960
- Also, Boston listings updated through 1981.
It’s been several years and I’m in a new house now. The factory is not exactly as I want it, but it’s comfy. I’m still getting rid of things after merging two houses last fall. For the record, the new factory is my old childhood bedroom, repurposed now that it’s my house and I get to sleep in the “good” bedroom.
For those who missed it, the green bean display and other props have now moved to the kitchen:
Several new location lists since the last update:
I’m going to take a little break from the location lists now and try to work on photos for a bit, but there’s more coming. Location lists for San Diego and Denver are next on the list!
(I don’t have a credit on the photo above. Let me know if you do!)