Time Travel: Bridgeport Football Staff in the '70s and a Parkette Restaurant Decades ago in Charleston

By Dick Duez on August 07, 2022 from History Blog via

A lot of student-athletes were under the tutelage of these men. Shown, from left, are members of the Bridgeport High School football staff from the 1970s. Shown, from left, are, Bill Stoneking, Tom Brown, Wayne Jamison, Richard Iaquinta, and Al Lanzy.
The name looks familiar, but this is not an old photo of The Parkette owned by the Lehosit family. Instead, this photo, believed to be from the late 1940s and from the West Virginia and Regional History Center, shows the Charleston-based restaurant that a few years later transferred and became the Shoney's chain.
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