Steak ‘n Shake coming to Tiger Town. Jack’s coming back to S. College. Auburn’s classic burger joint revival is nigh. But Jack’s appeal to once-upon-the-Plains nostalgia could be lost on at least a certain segment of Auburn alumni who may remember the Birmingham-based fast food franchise’s first expansion into Auburn in the Fall of 1965 […]
Comes To Auburn
In honor of May the Fourth, Star Wars Day, let’s take the best short-notice gander at the Force’s initial impact on Auburn we can. Star Wars got to Auburn a few weeks late, of course, but once it arrived it stayed, held over, a costume party-level hit–even with The Plainsman. And–true story–R2D2 was the only […]
Specifically the Tiger Theater, “Today” being Sept. 23, 1960. And Lord, don’t be late… Click here to check out our growing “Comes To Auburn” archive. … Keep Reading: * SHAKE IT, SHUG! * That time they burned the Glom * Auburn’s 1960 cheesecake schedule * I think of Kurt Crain * Smithsonian Magazine photographs kid in […]
God only knows how many Lee County love affairs were cut short by the burdens of long-distance relationships back in the day. From the Aug. 12, 1959 issue of The Auburn Plainsman:… Keep Reading: * Bo Jackson and Bob Hope * I think of Kurt Crain * Secondhand Shug * Smithsonian Magazine photographs kid in Auburn […]
He needed the money. Auburn needed the thrill.