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Monthly Archives: July 2009
An accident on Highway 60 in Cottonwood County resulted in the injury of three Windom kids riding bikes in July 1959, when a doctor from Mountain Lake ran into them.
The way to a man’s heart is the sight of you wearing a pretty apron, states this 1944 advertisement from Wolff’s in Worthington. Times have changed. I do like a nice pretty apron, though. It makes you feel girly, has … Continue reading
The women in this Norge refrigerator ad from 1934 are looking at each other and conversing, but it still looks a little weird, doesn’t it? Apparently the Norge was the most beautiful fridge ever. Next post at 9 a.m.
Hercules, starring Steve Reeves, was playing at the State in July 1959. As you may be able to tell from all the rippling muscles in the ad, Reeves was a Mr. Universe and a very famous bodybuilder.
A rare Benson & Sorensen Dairy ad I don’t like (most of them are awesome) from 1944, featuring a creepy quisling bottle of milk telling you to drink its own kind. Not nearly as eerie as the pig mascot cheerfully … Continue reading
Riss Garage, located at the corner of Third Avenue and Ninth Street in Worthington, put this ad in the paper in 1934, back when you could still have a phone number of 207. Riss was advertising its tractor repair service.
Adolf Hitler "streamlined" the German government and gave the high-ranking Nazis wide powers. This was in the wake of the July 20 plot to assassinate Hitler, after which 5,000 people were arrested and 200 were executed. It was only at … Continue reading
Elmer Toms of Luverne was seriously injured in 1944 when his truck left the road a mile south of Worthington. The truck was being used to fill the grade at the west end of Lake Okabena. Next post at noon.
This editorial from July 1934 castigated Minnesota Gov. Floyd Olson for threatening to declare martial law in order to resolve a labor dispute, and also criticized Olson and anyone else claiming that newspapers were controlled by big business. Apparently, though, … Continue reading