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1970s-1980s The fun of Choose Your Own Adventure books (Reminisce Magazine)

The fun of Choose Your Own Adventure books

His favorite childhood book series, Choose Your Own Adventure, introduced his daughter to the thrill of reading....

1930s The day I met Shirley Temple (Reminisce Magazine)

The day I met Shirley Temple

This 10-year-old’s visit with her favorite movie star, Shirley Temple, was one sweet surprise in the 1930s....

1950s Teens started their own go-kart business in 1950s

Teens started their own go-kart business

Before they could drive cars, David Gardner and his friends fueled their need for speed with a go-kart business of their very own....

1960s Family camping trips to Cowans Gap

Family camping trips to Cowans Gap

These siblings loved exploring the outdoors on camping excursions to Cowans Gap in the 1960s....

Trivia Disney Character Trivia (c/o Reminisce magazine)

Disney Character Trivia

From Mickey to Mufasa, Disney’s colorful characters continue to enchant kids and adults alike. Test your knowledge of Disney characters in this quiz....

1970s-1980s McGenius Marketing: Our Favorite Happy Meal Toys (c/o Reminisce magazine)

Our favorite McDonald’s Happy Meal toys

The Happy Meal hit the drive-thru 35 years ago. To celebrate, we’re looking back at some of the most popular Happy Meal toys in history....

1950s Summer fun at Kentucky's Camp Meacham in the 1950s

Summer fun at Kentucky’s Camp Meacham

This boy didn’t have time to get homesick at summer camp, where his days were filled with swimming, archery and mayhem....

1950s A razzle-dazzle day with Roy Rogers

A razzle-dazzle day with the Roy Rogers Rodeo

As the winner of a coloring contest, this boy got the chance to meet cowboy star Roy Rogers before a Roy Rogers Rodeo in the 1950s....

1960s Clang! Clang! Author Cheryl Ann painted Jolly Joe's ice cream truck from memory.

Ice cream man delivered frozen magic

On torrid summer days in the 1960s, the arrival of local ice cream man Jolly Joe brought a cool break to the neighborhood....

1960s Reminisce Magazine's Top Toy Fads of the 1960s

Our favorite 1960s toys

Trolls, Sea-Monkeys, Ouija boards and more! We rounded up seven unforgettable 1960s toys that started kid crazes....