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Monthly Archives: November 2009
In 1984 students put on the play Cinderella.
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.
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.
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
This 1959 Moll Implement Co ad featured John Deere toy-sized tractors and their accessories. Next post at noon.
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.
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
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