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History: Fast food

The Doc Smith’s Popcorn Wagon joined other businesses in the Snowmass Mall in early December of 1970, a few years after the birth of the Snowmass ski area. It was positioned just in front of the Timbermill and served such classic fare as popcorn, hotdogs, hot soft pretzels and cocoa. In later years the fare changed as well as the name and location, and went on to become Johnny’s Lil Dill. When Johnny’s closed for business, it sold the Lil Dill, and the wagon is now a Venga Venga satellite stand that serves tacos. While the names and offerings have changed, the concept of quick, affordable food for the savvy skier remains. This image, taken by Steve Stratford, shows the Popcorn Wagon in front of the Timbermill in 1978.


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