I remember always going to Elam’s with my parents when I was a kid. My dad always restored old cars and he liked to take them there to show them off, I think. I always remember ordering from the menu board next to our car and wanting purple onion rings. The sun and lights constantly shining …

I was one of many teenagers that cruised the “drag” aka Eldorado Street. The trip was Steak ‘n Shake on the east to Sandy’s on the west then into Fairview Park for some alone time.

I have more than a few memories on Eldorado Street. Then as now, I am interested in old cars. During my days of cruising Eldorado in the mid to late 1970s the most frequent stop for kids my age was the McDonald’s on East Eldorado. I, on the other hand, was attracted to the people and unique …

When I was young, cruising Eldorado was a regular event, especially during the dog days of summer when you could roll the windows down, load up the back a pickup, or pull back the top of a convertible.

At 12, I remember my mother had a new car (convertible) and she would take a bunch of us, (my boyfriend and his friends) cruising up and down Eldo. We had fun but I believe mom had the best fun of all.

Back in the 60s when my best friends (my cousins, the Turner triplets) and I were cruising Eldorado, we would ask our folks if we could go get a Coke then stay out cruising for 2 to 4 hours. That 10 cent Coke had a lot of mileage on it! Also, it seemed as if there was a dance at one of the h…

Back in the early 70s we used to go to the Morgue, which had bands every Saturday night. This was located on Pershing Road behind the old Bonanza steak house. On Fridays we usually went to the Fun Club Uptown to the YMCA to listen to bands.

Growing up in the late 80s, there wasn’t much to do around Decatur. Cruisin Eldo was the thing to do on the weekends. I remember my friends picking me up at Long John Silvers after my shift, and heading straight to the "cruise." It was always great trying to get women to pull over at DQ so w…

Cruising in the 1960s started @ Perry’s Drive-in at the corner of Lakeshore Drive and 22nd Street, up 22nd to 36 and to Eldorado to east Steak ‘n Shake, back down Eldorado to Water Street north, down to Green Street, over to Main Street, North Main Steak ‘n Shake, Eldorado to Elam’s Drive-in…

Ahhhh. Memories of Eldorado Street. I have quite a few. The Strip, or Eldo, as I always called it, beckoned to me early in my high school days. I loved the excitement of meeting a co-ed group of friends, or just riding with one friend and listening to music on the tape deck. For me, Eldo was…