What was on the menu in the 1950s?

Howell's Rest Station menu cover A hamburger for 20 cents. Soft drinks for a nickel. And the big splurge: A large T-bone steak lunch for $2.75. Check out these and other prices off the menu for Howell’s Rest Station in the 1950s.

Located near the intersection of Univeter Road and Hwy. 5 in south Canton, Howell’s Rest Station (also called Howell’s Restaurant and Gas Station) included food along with a couple of gas pumps. It began in the early 1950s and operated through approximately the early 1970s. Two sisters owned both it and the Howell Drive-In across the street. Up until a few years ago, the rusty gas pumps in front of the house could still be seen.

Click on menu to enlarge (The menu is part of the Cherokee County Historical Society collection.)

Howell's Rest Station menu inside

Click to enlarge (Photo by Canton Rewind; from the Cherokee County Historical Society collection)

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