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Death of a NIckersons

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I am saddened to report, the Nickerson Farms building at Picacho Peak Arizona has collapsed.  Thanks to Dr. FD for the update and great pictures.  While not the last standing it was one of the few which was totally abandoned, nearly from the beginning.  Many of these restaurants were built miles from any population, depending on the highway traffic to survive, which they did not.  



Some updated pictures from Picacho Peak thanks to a NF friend

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Greetings Nickerson Family.  It has been a long time since I updated, but here I am.  I have about 40 post cards from NF, all the same common building with the address on the back the only difference.  Well on E-bay there appeared this one in Waynesville MO.  Totally different.  Does anyone know if this was the first one?  Or was it a later one, possibly a Farmers Table?  I am open to thoughts and ideas.  Also if you have any post cards I would love to have a copy of the back, it validates the NF actually existed.  Thanks and keep your eyes open as you travel this summer, I would love updates.
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A quick post of a couple Nickerson items I own. Check out this really neat bank, it is a ceramic NF building from Lugene's, Japan. I have never seen one of these anywhere including when working at NF. It is about 6 inches tall.


This is the award plaque which used to hang on the left side of the opening when walking from the gift shop into the Dining Room at the NF in Phillipsburg MO. How did I get it? Well, it just came to me at some point. Do you have anything? I would love to see.


Cant get there without a map. This one is in terrible shape, but still lists all the stores on the back. A great item to have for only $2.95 (plus tax).

Asking a Favor for any NF alumi

I am really curious in what order the restaurants were built. I am pretty sure the first one was in Eldon MO, but where was the second one. When did the big red roof concept come into being? What was the last one to open. I would love some history on the subject.

There is some info at: http://web.archive.org/web/20071101080637/http://members.aol.com/sum41angel02/competitors/nickerson/nickfarms.htm.

This is a Stuckey's site, also an interesting place. Thanks in advance for any information.

Place mat and Menus

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I have several copies of of place mats, again thanks to Roger. I worked to collect these copies so I could get the location listing. I found each issue of mats changed the list of stores and often had new "coming soon" listings, some of which never came.





I am sorry the menu pages are so light and hard to read. Possibly you can blow them up to read them better. I am sure we all remember the Travelers Farm Plate or the Country Dinners, but there are several items I do not recall. If you have any menu or place mat items I would love to have a copy.