Monthly Archives: November 2009

1984: Cinderellie Cinderellie Night and Day It’s Cinderellie

In 1984 students put on the play Cinderella.

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1959: A Child’s View of Thanksgiving

A Central Elementary School student drew this photo of a a turkey and a family gathering around the table for Thanksgiving in 1959. The kid isn’t named; I don’t suppose anyone knows whose art this is? Next post at noon.

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1944: Rushmore Hunters Bring Home Weather Bureau Equipment and Also Deer

Two hunters found weather bureau equipment while on a hunting trip in 1944 in Itasca County. They were John Elsing and William Murke, and yes, they also did get deer. Next post at 9 a.m.

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1984: Luverne Cardinals to Go to State

Published in November 1984, this photo’s caption was "Luverne Cardinals who will compete in their first-ever state volleyball tournament are, sitting, left to right: Theresa Hansen, Coach Mary Jo Graphenteen and Wendy Wassenaar. Second row: Sue Christensen, Nancy Dirks, Cindy … Continue reading

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1959: John Deere Toys for Kids

This 1959 Moll Implement Co ad featured John Deere toy-sized tractors and their accessories. Next post at noon.

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1944: Most Firms to Observe Thanksgiving

People were still getting used to having a definite date for Thanksgiving after it had been changed in 1941 (for the 1942 holiday), perhaps? Next post at 9 a.m.

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1984: Roc-Lon Insulated Lining

You could get free Roc-Lon insulating lining in 1984 with the purchase of drapery from Hanson’s Town & Country. Now the company is Roc-lon and they sell lots of drapery-related things, some of which are very pretty, from what I … Continue reading

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1959: It Takes A Big Turkey

The Iron Mining Industry of Minnesota produced this rather strange advertisement in 1959 that attempted to connect a Thanksgiving turkey with iron mining. I’m not saying they did a bad job with it, but it’s a little weird. Next post … Continue reading

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1944: English Author Arrested By the French

Prominent English author P.G. Wodehouse, who created the butler Jeeves character, was arrested by the French in 1944. The way it sounds, the Germans had conned him into doing some broadcasts that made it look like he was collaborating with … Continue reading

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1984: Phones the Size of a Loaf of Bread!

My whole cellphone is about an eighth the size of the handset from this 1984 phone from JC Penney. At the time, though, this phone was cool, because it had a radio in it. My phone does not have a … Continue reading

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