Taipei Air Station - 1966 - - - " What you have in the end are memories"......... Photo Courtesy of Richard Reesh.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Guide Book to Taipei from 1967

John Crum, who's contributed many photos and information to this site, sent these photos yesterday.

John said his wife was going through some drawers and found this guide in amongst some books.

I've been looking for something on the Riverside Mongolian BBQ since I started this blog. Most of you who were stationed in the Taipei area probably visited here at least once. I know it was a favorite of many. We're still missing a photo of this restaurant. Do you have one?

I don't recognize the International Art Gallery, but I do know the Caves Book Store. Don, who runs the USTDC Blog speaks of the Caves Book Store often.

Not real sure about this ad, which was the back cover of the booklet. Maybe it was for the general public.

As I recall, most of the military folks used the American Express Bank on the military compounds.

Nice ad. Most of us visited the Ambassador for one reason or another during our sojourn in Taipei.

I never visited this hotel. It looks new...

More to come.


Victor said...

It's very interesting to see the name of the bank in the fourth image. Citibank was called First National City Bank back in 1967. Its Chinese name, 花旗銀行, however remains the same.
The history begins with the City Bank of New York, which was chartered by New York State on June 16, 1812.
The bank changed its name to The First National City Bank of New York in 1955, which was shortened in 1962 to First National City Bank.
In 1976, First National City Bank was renamed as Citibank.

Guess Citibank got its Chinese name from the fact that it's the first American bank in Taiwan. The name 花旗銀行 is litterally Flower花 Flag旗 Bank銀行, and the USA used to be called occasionally 花旗國(Flower Flag Country) by some people in China in the 19th century.

retiredcop said...

i am len jackson and i was at tas in 1967-1968. i worked at the bass comm center. i lived in the 2nd floor of the barricks. my friends were earl aubuchon,tom ward,and jack brennan. pls respond

retiredcop said...

any one who was at tas in 1967-1968 pls respond to google at