Southside Walking Tour IV – Brought back by popular demand!

Southside Walking Tour IV (Brought back by popular demand!)
Growing Up on The Southside  1957 – 1970

WHEN: Saturday August 12, 2017  (Water, sunglasses, hat, sun tan lotion, comfortable shoes)

10:30AM  Until  12:30 PM?  Flexibility based upon pace of attendees and stamina.

Special Needs:  NOTE: Walk includes unpaved dirt paths, uneven surfaces, climbing up and down open stair gratings at heights, hot temperatures outdoors, etc.  Moderate to vigorous physical activity.  Water, sunglasses, hat, sun tan lotion, comfortable shoes are highly recommended.

PETS: Generally not recommended, as we do come across pets along the way that are not under owner command or leash.

WHERE: 10:30 – 11AM    Meet at the Ann Street Market  (Questions & Answers)

WHAT: The “Tour” will focus on growing up on the Southside from 1957 to 1970 with a theme that this was not “Leave It To Beaver”; “Ozzie and Harriet”, “My Three Sons”; “Donna Reed”, etc. but a very different and special experience. Entertaining history!

REGISTRATION:  Not required, but Advance sign up by email or phone would be deeply appreciated by the Tour Guide.

WHO:  Tour Guide and Organizer:

Gary Thomas Staffo, “Southsiders” occasionally join in to add new stories!

Phone: 202-586-9577

Email: Gary.Staffo@hq.doe.gov

AUDIENCE:   Anyone with an interest in the 60’s, the Southside, or those from the Northside who never understood us, or those not from Little Falls who married Little Falls Southsiders, or their adult children!  Some “adult?” content or described behavior may not be suitable for children.

MORE INFORMATION: 10:30 – 11AM    Meet at the Ann Street Market  (Questions & Answers)

Tour will be tailored to interests and answering questions.

The places, the people, the memories, the stories! Some photos will be shown.

The actual walking path will be determined in advance and start at Ann Street Market, and participants may drop off as convenient for their schedule or stamina.  The complete tour will end back at the Ann Street Market.

From Lock 17 up to the end of Southern Ave.  All of the Streets listed below may be changed.

DETAILS PROVIDED ON FOLLOWING  PAGE:  “SOUTHSIDE TERRITORY”

SOUTHSIDE TERRITORY

Stores
Gaspers
Colangelos
Josies
Lamannas
Luigis
Ann St Market
Restantes Dairy Bar
Violas Pizzeria

Bakeries
Scaranos
Zambris

Bars
Sokol Hall
Slovenian Hall
National Grill
Michelitz
Henry’s
Kay’s (The Establishment)

Hangouts
Columbus Park
Masles Cigar store
Beer Can Mountain
Filipskis Lumber Yard
Filipskis Bowling Alley
Andrew Little Lumber Yard
Jefferson St School
Ochies
Beckers Junk Yard
Feed Store
Oil Tanks
Old Milk Station
Diamond Hill
Foleys Gulf
Italian Gardens
Lovers Leap
Mohawk River
Moss Island
Barge Canal
Red Barn Salvage
Southern Ave Dump
Stone Crusher
Swamps
Lock 17
Guard gates
Underpass
West Shore Railroad

Bridges
Danube Street
Hansen Island
Lift bridge
Emergency bridge
Lock Street bridge
Second street

Service Stations
Beckers Garage
Johnnie Nunnos

Games/Activities
Steal the Flag
Chase
Closest to the Wall
Columbus Day Italian Celebration
Demolition Derby
Fishing
Hide Go seek
Territory
King of the Hill
Kickball
Knock Rummy
Baseball
Football
Sledding
Swimming
Tops
War (snowballs, pea shooters, water balloons, BB Guns, sticks, dirt bombs, slingshot, etc.)

Factories
Allegro
Cherry Burrell
Vincents

Streets
Ann
Casler
Danube
Flint Ave
Lock
Mohawk
Railroad
Southern Ave
West and East Jefferson

 

 

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