This video comes from KETC and features a nostalgic look back at the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s in North County. The video is based on Cruizin’ North County, a book by Craig Kaintz and Bill Kasalko. Even though I wasn’t born until 1960, a lot of the memories they share ring true for me too.

Well do I remember Steak n’ Shake, White Castle, Putt Putt Golf, the Olympic Drive-In, Bob Kuban, CYC dances, Chain of Rocks bridge, Chain of Rocks Amusement Park (school picnics! Mad Mouse!). These fellows remember Chuck-a-Burger as the “cruisin'” spot — but in my day, it was the White Castle on Halls Ferry.

Which North County memories stand out for you?

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