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Segarini: Stockton, Daring-Do, and Cruising the Miracle Mile: Part Three – A Little History, Showers Park In, and Here Comes High School

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2013 by segarini

Bob at 13a

Part One can be found here

Part Two can be found here

Cruising was a social activity that primarily consisted of driving a car around in a circle from one end of a designated street to the other, turn around, repeat. It can be thought of as an expression of the freedom of possessing a driver’s license, or as a way to socialize without verbalizing. Your car, and its occupants were your statement. Your goal?…attracting the opposite sex. Cruising took place at night, during which you drove slowly, bumper-to-bumper, down main streets or ‘drags’ in your home town. Stockton had one of the greatest; The Miracle Mile…Pacific Avenue.


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