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Segarini: Stockton, Daring-Do, and Cruisin’ the Miracle Mile: Part Four – The Best of Times

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , on January 22, 2013 by segarini
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1958 was the year I entered my teenage years.

By then I was immersed in the worlds of radio, music, and longing to be doing what my friends were doing…driving a cool car up and down Pacific Avenue, belong to a car club, and be in high school, dating high school girls, and having Betty and Veronica vie for my attention while Reggie looks on with jealousy in his beady little eyes and Jughead eats hamburgers and is my own, personal Milhouse. If you’re going to dream…dream big.

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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

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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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