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Monday, March 17, 2014

Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois -March2014

Had a wonderful trip through Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois. Here are some of the treasures I was able to find and bring home. As my Son-in-law so nicely explained to my wife, I am preserving American History.

  Some of the mugs I found.  The Hires one is nice because they are getting very hard to find. The bottom picture shows a Frostie Root Beer Mug. It is sort of in the shape of the Frostie Elf.

The Root Beer Revelry Store
This store is located in Galena, Illinois. It's primary focus is on selling root beer.  They have a very nice collection of old cans, bottles and other root beer items.  They also sell many brands of Root Beer. I picked up a case of root beer in preparation of our annual Root Beer and Pizza night in April.

This Frostie bottle topper is awesome. I have not yet been able to determine an exact date for it. I am guessing it is from the 1950's. It is my new favorite item.

One guess where I found the Huskies Root Beer bottle. In the Nebraska antique malls and fleamarkets, every booth had at least one Husky item.  Some we like a Husky shrine.