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This July, we’re all screaming for ice cream! Enjoyed by children and adults alike, ice cream is an iconic American summer treat. So much so, that in 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month, and the third Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day.

In honor of this sweet holiday, this week’s throwback Thursday features a young boy eating ice cream from an Austin, TX, ice cream van on July 20, 1961.

Take a break from the summer heat and celebrate National Ice Cream Month with a visit to one of America’s coolest ice cream shops. And don’t forget to check back every week this month for our Vintage Summer Throwback Thursdays!

 

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2 Responses

  1. DBCoop says:

    Of course, in this heat, we're all screaming for ice cream.

    Mr. Whippy was very popular in Great Britain and their iconic ice cream trucks were even seen in Italy and other continental European countries. I've even heard of old Mr. Whippy trucks being renovated in Australia!

  2. in Great Britain, yes it very popular.

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