CLASS OF '53: The Bel-Aire Diner, in Peabody, Massachusetts,
is not only a classic Mountain View - like the Taghkanic Diner, but
we almost share birthdays as well .. both Diners date back to 1953.
A BANNER YEAR: Yet another Mountain View Diner 'born' in '53,
Gibby's Diner persists alongside of Route 7, in Quaker Street, NY.
Just a few months older than the Taghkanic Diner, Gibby's Diner was
Mountain View #307 (the Taghkanic was #399). [PHOTO: Mike Engle]
ROCKIN' ROBIN: Another long-surviving member in our family, the Red Robin Diner
in Johnson City, New York, has been in operation since 1952. The Robin was given
a send-off by the Mountain View Diner Co. tagged as #281. [PHOTO: Ronald C. Saari]
29 GOING ON 55: The 29 Diner (aka: Tastee Diner) in Fairfax, Virginia, was built
by Mountain View Diners of Singac, New Jersey (circa: 1939-1957), as was the
Taghkanic Diner. Installed alongside Route 29 in July of 1947, the 29'er has
managed to remain in operation all these years, and is the last classic diner
in the vicinity of Fairfax. Meanwhile - as far we've been able to determine -
it might possibly be America's oldest still functional Mountain View Diner.
ALL CHIEFS, NO INDIANS .. well it's not another Mountain View, but
it's definitely another vintage roadside Indian Chief (out in Colorado).
THE DUKE OF EARL .. Earl's Diner (circa: 1940)
formerly located 1 mile south of the Delaware
Memorial Bridge, Routes 12 & 40, Delaware.
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