This old postcard circa 1945 caught my eye the other day. It fits in with this week's Sepia Saturday theme showing a pottery glass.
Evidently there was a huge market for pottery on the west coast USA. This roadside store was called The Pottery Shack in 1945. From what I can see in the postcard it is a rather large establishment.
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Another piece that caught my eye was the address. All my life I have lived just a few miles from US Route 1 in Massachusetts. Pottery Shack is situated on US Route 101 in 1945 just two blocks from the Pacific Ocean. The US Highway system was numbered with odd numbers for north / south roads beginning with US Route 1 paralleling the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast and ending with US Route 101 paralleling the west coast.
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Can you see some of the original buildings?