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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:

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

Place mat and Menus

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.

Nickersons Coloring Book?

This week something for the kids. At some point kids were given a coloring book. I dont recall ever having these, but thanks to Roger for sending me these scans. Check it out or print it out for the kids, you will never see anything like this again.

The other Arizona Nickersons

While I was in Arizona I drove out to the other known Nickerson Farms. It was in Aztec on I-8 toward Yuma. When I got there I was surprised to find it was gone. Not burned, just gone. I looked all around for any residue, but found nothing. The gas tank was still in the ground, but otherwise nothing. This was a ghost town, there was not a single building standing at this exit.

There are two others on the list which were scheduled to open; Dragoon and Quartzsite. I went to both locations and did not find any indication of a building there. Quartzsite did have a Stucky's residue, but if a NF ever existed there I could find no indication.

The picture above is the gas pump islands and drive. The steel supports had been cut off with a torch. I guess someone wanted the steel.

Here is the front door looking down the building toward the kitchen at the rear. I could follow the nail holes where the wall was attached to the floor.

This one is the would have been the kitchen looking tow…

Picacho Peak, Still Standing


Calling all Nickerson Farms employees!

Did you start your working life at Nickerson Farms? Do you remember the tall red roof and bee hive? Miss the hot loaf of bread and honey butter? Well, you are at the right place. This blog is intended to be a gathering place for all NF Alumni. Over the next few months I will post pictures and information. I welcome your input, memories and thoughts.

List of all Nickerson Farms Resturants

Here is a quick list of all known Nickerson Farms Resturants. Some were built, but removed while others were never built. I am always looking for more info or a place I might have missed.

ArizonaAztecI-8 at Aztek exitDragoonI-10 at Dragoon Rd
Picacho PeakI-10 at Picacho exitQuartzsiteI-10 at US95 West of PhoenixArkansasMenifee (Conway)I-40 and Menifee InterchangeWidenerI-40 and County RoadColoradoBennett28 Mi East of Denver on I-70DenverI-25 and 58th St/5775 LoganLoveland7 Mi South of Loveland on I-25IndianaNew LisbonI-70 and Wilbur Wright RdLittle PointRensselaerI-65 and 114 NW cornerMt ComfortI-70SeymourI-65 and US 50IowaHoney CreekI-29 and Honey Creek (Rosewood)NewtonI-80 and US 6StocktonI-80 and Stockton/New LibertyAnkenyMenlowWilliamsburgI-80 and Cty Rd LIllinoisPocahontasI-70 and old US-40 and Hwy 9GalesburgI-74 and US bypassMarineI-70 and IL 4WordenI-55 and IL 4Braidwood1-55 and Reed RoadOttawaI-80 and IL 71St JosephI-74 and St Rt 12AshkumI-57 and Rt 116DixI-57 and City Road 1…