Vintage photos can tell us a lot about what life was like decades ago. The 1960s were an interesting time in American history and an unique time to live in Ohio. From politics and war to river fires and retro fashion, it was definitely a memorable decade. The following are 13 photos taken throughout Ohio during the 1960s—and they’re pretty cool to see.
1. Sealtest Dairy in Cleveland
"Sealtest Dairy, Cleveland Ohio. Taken by Stanley Gregory with an Argus camera. Circa 1960."
2. Dog 'n' Suds Drive Inn in Columbus
"Dog 'n' Suds Drive Inn, circa 1960's at 3088 Westerville Road, Columbus, Ohio."
3. Lakeview Park Easter basket in Lorain
4. Train Depot in Warren
"Train Depot, South Street, Warren OH, circa 1960s."
5. Bromley Hall at Ohio University in Athens
"Bromley Hall interior dining hall, mid 1960s."
6. Arlington Arms Motel in Columbus
7. A day at the park in Cleveland
The Flickr user writes: "Here is mom (dressed rather well for swinging) and us in dresses at one of Cleveland's wonderful playgrounds. This one may have been across from the A&P. I love how colorfully the swings are painted. Taken with an Argus camara by Stanley Gregory."
8. Lake Vesuvius in June of 1960
"Photograph of Bathers Enjoying the Beach at Lake Vesuvius, Ohio. 06/1960"
9. Cleveland Union Terminal
Tower City Rapid Transit Station entrance on February 25, 1968.
10. Interior of a Cleveland Transit System car
Taken on February 25, 1968.
11. Cedar Point Monorail ride, circa 1960
"Cedar Point's Monorail that was installed in 1959. The monorail was designed and built by John Braziel, William Burse and Edward Everhart of Akron’s Ohio Mechanical Handling Company. The ride was originally installed and tested at Akron’s Summit Beach Park in 1957. That park closed in 1958, the ride was moved to Cedar Point. It was considered the first Commercial Monorail in America. It was suspended 9 feet above the midway and traveled a three-quarter mile course. The monorail train consisted of 5 passenger cars. The monorail was gasoline-powered."
12. Crosley Field in Cincinnati
Taken in August of 1969.
13. Westinghouse Building in Cleveland in 1969
"Computer animated sign atop the Westinghouse Building on U.S. Route 20 in Cleveland, Ohio near Edgewater Park."
Do you (or anyone you know) remember what life in Ohio was like in the 1960s? Share your memories and any photos you may have with us in the comments below!