1959: Nobles County Rocks Arbor Day

Yep. Arbor Day is not some newfangled mother-earth hippie holiday. In fact, it’s been around since 1872. Today’s a good day to plant a tree, or buy one, or just look at one.

1959: Facts About Butterflies

And this is true of butterflies, according to Wikipedia. To be more exact, "A butterfly’s sense of taste is coordinated by chemoreceptors on the tarsi, which work only on contact, and are used to determine whether an egg-laying insect’s offspring will be able to feed on a leaf before eggs are laid on it." I…
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1934: Arctic Explorer Speaks In Worthington

I bet he was a very interesting speaker. For some reason, his book seems to be available as part of this site, but the chapters aren’t linked together at all, so you’d have to do a site search on "Sydney R. Montague" in order to get it all, since I’m not going to link every…
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1959: Car With Fins, Rambler

Probably a deathtrap by modern safety standards, but it’s a gorgeous car. The Rambler was made by a company that was eventually purchased several times and ended up as part of Chrysler. Next post at 9 a.m.

1959:Fidel Castro Meets The U.S. Public

Click the image for a readable version. Why yes. Castro is moving slowly on his promise of free elections. Very slowly indeed. Next post at 9 a.m.