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It all started with the Howard Johnson's ice cream stand on Wollaston Beach in Quincy.
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The Howard Johnson's on Old Colony Parkway in the 1930s.
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Jim Lavoie and Michael Hashem worked to install and check neon lights on this 1961 sign for a Howard Johnson's restaurant.
The exterior of the Howard Johnson's restaurant on the Mohawk Trail.
A server scooped one of the famous 28 flavors of ice cream.
Newlyweds Howard and Marjorie Johnson.
The restaurant in Canton shown in 1949.
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