Daily Archives: June 16, 2009

1892: An Odd and Deadly Freak of Nature

Yesterday I missed the 117th anniversary of a bizarre windstorm that went through Jackson County, split in half and nailed Freeborn County and the Albert Lea area, killing 50 people. I know I’ve linked the Minnesota Historical Society’s "This Day … Continue reading

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1934: Is It Hot Enough For You?

As of June 10, when I am writing this, no, it is not hot enough for me. In fact, I’ve had the heat on for at least three days and it is still not hot enough for me.

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1959: Black and White World Advertises Color

Two black and white characters in a black and white newspaper, wearing clothes that in real life, would be black and white, are selling… color telephones. They keep their telephone in a clear glass box. I mean, even the president … Continue reading

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1934: Mutant Pestiferous Dandelions

A 25 inch dandelion root, as we say in Minnesota, is one heckuva dandelion. Next post at 9 a.m.

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