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Two photographs of a Valentine Diner originally used in Torrington, Wyoming, and later renamed Jewel Diner and moved to Mullen, Nebraska. It was purchased by Barb and Evert Falkena and moved to Sutherland, Nebraska, where it was restored and renamed Barb's Diner. Valentine Diners were manufactured in Wichita, Kansas. They were constructed as eight-to-ten-seat diners that one or two people could operate. In an industry where nearly all major diner manufacturers were on the East Coast, the Kansas company managed to ship its pre-fabricated structures across the country. Valentines could be found along major highways to attract travelers, in industrial areas to attract workers, and in small towns where they might be one of the only restaurants available.

Date: Between 1997 and 2002

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Item Number: 218851
Call Number: 2010.099.01
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218851

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