Thursday, December 18, 2014

Remember when the Wild West was as close as Glen Mills? Long Horn Ranch!

If you were lucky enough as a kid to have your birthday here along with other family celebrations, you were on top of the world.  If not, at least on top of the life sized plastic bull they had at the entrance.  The restaurant was "Texas" size huge.   It was only a few miles away from Media located in Glen Mills on route 1, but back then in the 70's it seemed like the gateway to the wild west.  Heck, they even wore cowboy hats and carried six-shooter cap guns.

It was the best ever and one of my all time favorites!  Here's some archived photos and a menu from 1966 that was recently sold at an auction in 2013. Check out those prices!!!!!!


19 comments:

  1. I remember going there as a kid. Even though it wasn't my birthday I was blown away by all the birthday celebrations around me. The cowgirls with their six shooters singing happy birthday cracked me up.

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  2. I went there once with my parents when I was young. The restaurant was torn down and they put up a huge disco, Pulsations.

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  3. This brings back memories! I forget exactly were it was located. What is now where it was?

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  4. It is where the breakoff from media to Springfield is. Its a car dealership now. It burned down

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    1. That was the Log cabin Inn

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    2. That was the Log Cabin Inn

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    3. It was across from where the Joseph Anthony Spa is now, roughly were the Glen Mills Senior living facility is.

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    4. The Long Horn Ranch was in Glen Mills> It was torn down to build Pulsations Night club.
      It is a retirement home now across from Joseph Anthony Spa on Baltimore pike.

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    5. When did the Longhorn Ranch close?

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  5. My Grandparents took the family there many times in the 70's.

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  6. I've got the most wanted poster, with my picture in the center. Let me know if you want a scan of it (without my picture)

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  7. best time ever James Lester

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  8. An institution of my childhood. Just loved this place. Had to go on my birthday... the cowgirl waitresses would sing and shoot their pop guns.

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  9. I loved going there for special occasions. I was so sad when it closed.

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  10. A friend of mine just found this photo in a Yes album sleeve 🤘🏼 and I’m curious enough to see if I can track down any information. “Glen Mills” is stamped in the corner and it seems like it’s staged to look a little Wild West. Anybody recognize the scene? https://tinyurl.com/yynwunxo

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    1. The photo is actually stamped "Olan Mills." They are the portrait studios that mostly operate within JCPenney stores. Olan Mills have been in business since the 1930s, but is no longer privately owned.

      http://www.olanmills.com/

      Still, the photo's pretty cool. I'd just keep in the Yes LP as sort of a memento of its former (obviously 1970s) owner!

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  11. What is stamped is actually "Olan Mills"-the portrait studios that mostly operate within JCPenney stores. They have been in business since the 1930s, but are no longer privately owned.

    http://www.olanmills.com/

    Still, the photo's pretty cool! I'd just keep it in the Yes LP as sort of a memento of its former (obviously 1970s) owner.

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  12. fond memories of going there with family to celebrate a child's birthday. With a lit sparkler in the Cake, The waitress's will come and sing Happy Birthday and then shoot off their cap guns. While you were waiting for your table, you were free to run around the huge gift shop when you walked in. There were teepees to climb inside, costumes to purchase cap guns for sale. It would be so cool to see something like this open up again for today's generation.

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