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1935: Current Events Pass in Review

President Roosevelt declared they were on the unmistakable march toward recovery in 1935.  It struck me how familiar this sounded and how similiar it is to what politicians have been saying for a year or more about the Great Recession. Next … Continue reading

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1935: Worthington Wants a Piece of the CWA Pie

Worthington should try to get some of the CWA money, this 1935 Nobles County Times editorial stated.  Next post at 11 a.m.

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1934: Lack of Coffee Leads to Violence

Most people just get cranky when denied their morning coffee, but a transient who was denied "money to buy a cup of coffee" got violent and hit local Roy Fitch right in the face, giving him a nasty gash. But … Continue reading

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1934: Norge Fridge Saves Lovely Mom Steps, Food, Money

Rickbeil’s Hardware was hawking a Norge refrigerator "on easy terms if you wish" during the depths of the Great Depression in 1934. Next post at 9 a.m.

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1934: The Bright Side of Snow Removal

In 1934, during the Great Depression, the Daily Globe reported "Snow Removal Costs City of Worthington $250 First of Week" but added a subhead looking on the bright side, "Employment Given to Number of Men–County Has No Trouble Yet." Temporary … Continue reading

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1934: I’ve Got Plenty to Be Thankful For

In 1934, in the heart of the Great Depression, the Daily Globe published this editorial cartoon giving thanks. Next post at 9 a.m.

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1934: Recovering from the Depression Will Take Longer than Before

Senator Henry Shipstead believed the depression (the Great Depression, actually) would take longer to recover from than previous depressions had in 1934, noting that "the future is mortgaged beyond the ability to pay." I wonder what Sen. Shipstead would say … Continue reading

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1934: Fur Sale

Harper’s Fashion Shop, Worthington, was selling fur coats at a 25-25% discount in 1934. You know. In the middle of the Great Depression. Next post at 9 a.m.

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