One of the last two remaining HoJo's will close in a couple of weeks, taking with it its fried clam strips, 28 flavors of ice cream - and a slice of roadside Americana.

Howard Johnson hotel owner Sally Patel says the last day for the restaurant at her hotel in Bangor, Maine, is Sept. 6 (the hotel will remain open). With the Bangor closing, that will leave but one Howard Johnson restaurant in Lake George, New York.

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It was back in 1925 that Howard Deering Johnson started the business with a soda fountain outside Boston. That evolved into a chain of restaurants which predated the famous orange-roofed hotels.