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Arthur and Ella Valentine's graves in Wichita, Kansas

Arthur and Ella Valentine's graves in Wichita, Kansas
Creator: Tarr, Blair D., b. 1957
Date: April 25, 2003
Here are three photographs of Arthur and Ella Valentine's graves in White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Wichita, Kansas. Arthur was the creator of the Valentine Diner.


Arthur Valentine

Arthur Valentine
Date: September 3, 1954
This is a photograph of Arthur Valentine, creator of the Valentine Diner. Valentine Diners were manufactured in Wichita, Kansas and were constructed as eight-to-ten-seat restaurants 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. Today many Valentine diners are still open across the country.


Greenspot, Valentine diner building, Anthony, Kansas

Greenspot, Valentine diner building, Anthony, Kansas
Creator: Tarr, Blair D., b. 1957
Date: June 02, 2002
Four photographs of The Greenspot, Valentine Diner building, in Anthony, Kansas. 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.


Hungry Valentine Diner, Memphis, Texas

Hungry Valentine Diner, Memphis, Texas
Date: Between 2000 and 2008
Interior and exterior views of the Hungry Valentine Diner in Memphis, Texas. The building was originally located in Estelline, Texas, where it had been part of a motor court. It was purchased and moved to Memphis, Texas, where it was restored by Ron and David Walker. 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.


Jewel and Barb's Valentine diners, Nebraska

Jewel and Barb's Valentine diners, Nebraska
Date: Between 1997 and 2002
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.


Valentine diner building, Arlington, Kansas

Valentine diner building, Arlington, Kansas
Creator: Tarr, Blair D., b. 1957
Date: April 26, 2003
Two photographs of a Valentine Diner building in Arlington, Kansas. 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.


Valentine diner building, Cheney, Kansas

Valentine diner building, Cheney, Kansas
Creator: Tarr, Blair D., b. 1957
Date: April 26, 2003
A photograph showing a Valentine Diner building in Cheney, Kasnas. 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.


Valentine diner building, Coyville, Kansas

Valentine diner building, Coyville, Kansas
Creator: Tarr, Blair D., b. 1957
Date: April 26, 2003
This photograph shows a Valentine Diner building in Coyville, Kansas. 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.


Valentine diner building, Paulding, Ohio

Valentine diner building, Paulding, Ohio
Creator: Tarr, Blair D., b. 1957
Date: September 8, 2003
Two photographs showing a Valentine diner building located north of Paulding, Ohio. 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.


Valentine diner buildings, Enterprise, Kansas

Valentine diner buildings, Enterprise, Kansas
Creator: Tarr, Blair D., b. 1957
Date: November 17, 1993
A photograph showing the Valentine diner buildings in Enterprise, Kansas. 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 creation 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.


Valentine diner building, Wichita, Kansas

Valentine diner building, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: Tarr, Blair D., b. 1957
Date: June 02, 2002
A photograph showing a Valentine Diner building, later used by J & J Auto Sales in Wichita, Kansas. 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 business 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.


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