DAILY FEATURE: By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (November 23, 2020) – In Issue 115 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps is all about getting the music played

Vintage Jukebox Image (Stock Images).

Music, on demand

We take it for granted that we can listen to our favorite tunes whenever we want to.  That was not always the case.  First came the player piano in public establishments, then the jukebox.

131 years ago today the first jukebox was put in service at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco. You could listen to your favorite tunes for only a nickel.

What is your favorite song?

Here is Rand McNally’s map of San Francisco from 1911.     

San Francisco from 1911 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

Visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts here on Loveland Beacon.