Monthly Archives: March 2010

1945: Charles Larson Collides with Charles Larson

In a freak accident, Charles Larson and Charles Larson were in a… freak accident, in 1945. They were not related.

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1960: National 4H Week

In 1960, National 4-H Week was celebrated, and three of the Cuperus boys made it on the front page of the paper: Gerrit, 17, Raymond, 13, and Leon, 14 (I think?), all from the Fairview Skyrockets. Next post at 6 p.m.

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1945: Sleek in Stripes

Charming cotton dresses, including this sleek, striped number, were $6 to $13 at Wolff’s in 1945. Next post at 11 a.m.

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1980: Weird Angle for Creegers Ad

By this ad, one would think Creegers sold plants in 1980 rather than coats, but actually, the ad was meant to sell long coats for the Luverne business.

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1960: Okabena Blue Hawks

The Okabena Blue Hawks won the championship of their subdistrict in 1960, and the boys were Phillip Folkers, David Johnson, Jerry Schroeder, Robert Rossow, Raymond Hussong, Mark Schmidt, Assistant Coach Martin Krause, Howard Sievert, Randy Rohwer, Lynn Schmidt, Coach Darold … Continue reading

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1945: Man to Launch Carp Canning Company

A Minnesotan was going to launch a carp canning company in 1945. Honestly, the only thing less appetizing than canned fish (except tuna, which we’re all used to) is canned carp, specifically. But if we could get more people to eat … Continue reading

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1980: Copier for Sale, 8 Copies Per Minute

Davis Typewriter Company, which is of course still chock-full of office supply goodness, ran this ad for a copier for $2,995 in 1980.

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1960: What Will Spacemen Eat?

What will spacemen eat, asked this 1960 Nobles Cooperative Electric ad, tying in the future of farms with their ability to meet "space age" demands with, of course, electricity. Next post at 6 p.m.

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1945: The Green Lantern Offers Free Coffee

Apparently DC Comics hero the Green Lantern ran an eat shop serving free coffee in this area in 1945. Actually, I’m guessing the restaurant was completely unrelated. The Green Lantern didn’t get started until 1940 and I find it unlikely that anyone would name … Continue reading

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1980: Memories of a Former Kid, Dating

Another great Bob Artley cartoon from Memories of a Former Kid, 1980.

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