2009: Help Wanted On Murray County Photo Identification

This is a photo of a watertower in Avoca, but we’re not sure when it was taken. It was after 1897, which was when the Avoca Fire Department bought the fire equipment pictured at the bottom right of the photo. Does anyone know what’s going on here? We think they’re taking the water tower down, but…
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1960: Rent A Royal Typewriter

Davis Typewriter Co, located at 1012 Fourth Avenue, offered rentals of Royal typewriters in 1960. Davis, as most of you probably already know, is still around, though at 1158 Oxford St., and they have all sorts of office stuff, from computer items to office supplies to office furniture. And their phone number has some more…
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1945: Inspection Slated For Elementary Schools

A general health inspection was scheduled for elementary schools in 1945. At that time, Nobles County had 71 operating school districts. Next post at 4 p.m.

1935: High School Essay Champion Wanted

It’s a home economics essay contest, so of course only the girls were eligible in 1935. I would have a difficult time writing an essay on meat, although it strikes me that the Monty Python "Spam" song might be appropriate at this point… Next post at 11 a.m.