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Calling All Cameras

A place to put request's up for pictures of locations around Fort Dodge. With the help of current residents with cameras we can see what our favorite memories look like now!

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Latest Activity: Feb 24, 2012

I Wonder What It looks Like Now?

I started this group because I know over the years I have wondered how places in Fort dodge look now. There are a lot of pictures floating around on the net or in some books but they all seem to be from the 1930's and 1940's. I was born in 1963 so most of my Fort Dodge memories are from the 60's and early 70's. I know a lot of my memories have been torn down but maybe we can get a collection of pictures together of buildings still standing before they are gone. A lot of people like myself no longer live in Fort Dodge. I am hoping with the help of members still living in Fort Dodge we can put up requests and maybe they can snap a few shots for us. Bill Grady also just started a new photo album called Buildings, Sites And Monuments of Fort Dodge where we can post the pictures requested on this group! Keep in mind not all buildings are still there or maybe they are empty nearly falling down. Thats OK. Take some shots of it or the empty lot anyway! Also keep in mind a lot of people have pictures on their computer that might be of that long lost site. Lets see how much of classic 1950s', 60's, 70's and 80's Fort Dodge we can rebuild thru pictures! Greg

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Comment by Russell Williams on October 28, 2009 at MyFortDodge.com

Hay Hay look look at this photo I took to Day
Comment by Greg Partello on July 13, 2009 at MyFortDodge.com
Heres a question about pictures thats kinda close to my heart. I remember across from the Crossroads was the Hy Vee. To the right of Hy Vee was a Firestone. If those buildings are still there ( Hy Vee and Firestone) can someone snap a few pictures. My GreatGrandma, the one who use to manage the Crouse and clean the downtown theaters died in the Hy Vee parking lot. She was waiting in the car while my Grandpa went in and when he came out she was gone. Now, that was back in 1980 and I know much has changed. The Firestone I remember because thats where my Grandpa got his car worked on and my first bike came from. So the old Firestone and Hy Vee if anyone has the chance! Thanks! Greg
Comment by Greg Partello on July 9, 2009 at MyFortDodge.com
I saw this post over on the Remember When group. It was posted by Russell Williams and it deals with a old Clark Gas station. ""Yes there is Bob, the next time you are driving on 5th Ave South take a look at Walts auto dealership (The Office Area) and you will see the old shell of the Clark Station.""

Might be a chance to get a picture of the old station while at least the shell is still there. Greg
Comment by Dale Wooten on July 7, 2009 at MyFortDodge.com
That looks like it could be the one on 2nd ave so..that is also how I remember it. Always going there when i was at my dads shop to get a .10 cent pop and a .05 candy bar..and boy did my dad complain about giving me that much money for candy. LOL
Comment by Greg Partello on July 7, 2009 at MyFortDodge.com
I came across a old black and white picture of a Holiday station on the internet. Sorry to say it is not of one there in Fort Dodge but I will post it here because I think it shows a Holiday station that I remember. From the look of the cars I am guessing early 70's. The Holiday station in the picture just seems to be alive and then we see the two there in Fort Dodge now. I know we must move forward but what a shame. Greg

Comment by Greg Partello on July 7, 2009 at MyFortDodge.com
Dale. Thank you so much. WOW you were right about the Holiday stations. Now I dont remember either of the Holidays having roofs/covers over the pumps? Remember my parents left FD in 1972. I did make trips back after that to visit my Grandparents but most of my memories ended in the early 70's. I do remember the one on 5th Ave the most. At that one I remember the air pump was to the right side of the building as your looking at it in the picture. It was one of the older pumps that you turned the handle on the side to get to the pounds you wanted. Most of my memories are of the south side below 5th Ave. The Dairy Queen I remember was at the intersection of 5th ave so and so 8th street....I think thats where it was. I remember it closed in the winter. My Dad use to drive us down through the tunnel that was kinda across from the Dairy Queen honking the horn the whole way. I think I do remember a Texaco that was in the Crossroads near the Henrys. Also there was a Texaco near South 22nd street and 12ish ave south that was owned by a guy named Chet? My Grandparents use to go there. I think it was across the street from the Hi Ho The Dairyo. Thanks again Dale. Great job! Greg
Comment by Bob Wood on July 6, 2009 at MyFortDodge.com
Yeah, I only know from experience myself, LOL,
Comment by Dale Wooten on July 6, 2009 at MyFortDodge.com
Sorry didn't want to open my photo shop to resize the one pic and Greg asked for a pic of the holiday gas stations, so i posted them on here for him to see...as u posted the jamar pic and smeltzer house on here.

enjoy the pics and thanks for the suggestions.
Comment by Bob Wood on July 6, 2009 at MyFortDodge.com
Two suggestions. Start a new discussion, then add pictures. Second, reduce picture size to about 800 x 600 and they won't be so stretched out.
Comment by Dale Wooten on July 6, 2009 at MyFortDodge.com
Greg, do you remember the old Derby and Texaco gas stations on N 15th street and 7/8th ave no? or the old Cal Woods Pharmacy building...maybe the DQ that was across the street from Derby (may be to new). Those buildings are still there but not what they used to be unfortantely.
 

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