The first photo is from 1948, when Dick and Mac McDonald remodeled their highly successful barbeque restaurant in San Bernardino, CA into the prototype of the modern era McDonald’s, with a simplified menu, high speed food preparation, and walk-up service. The second photo is during the rededication of the site of that first McDonald’s in the 1990s, then a location for the San Bernardino Civic Light Opera. The dedication plaque at the site, which I wrote, appears in the third photo.