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1939: Eat an Apple a Day

Apple trends have clearly changed since 1939, when a grocery store offered up Baldwins, Delicious and Jonathans for sale. Apart from the Delicious apples (which are a total misnomer, in my opinion — I find them mealy, squashy and bland) … Continue reading

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1939: Coffee 25 Cents a Pound

You could get a one-pound bag of coffee for 25 cents in 1939 from Fairway Market on Tenth Street.

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1960: Meet Ralph Johnson, Taking Over Skaggs

Ralph Johnson bought the Hallbeck’s Skaggs grocery store in 1960, which as people have already mentioned, became the Red Owl.

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1935: Coffee and Bread

Although the Bokar Coffee advertisement on the left has more information, the Old Home ad on the right is more eye-catching. The ads were together in the 1935 Nobles County Times. Bokar Coffee is part of the Eight O’Clock coffee brand, … Continue reading

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1980: Ad Should Warn of Dangers of Drug Use, But Probably Meant to Sell Groceries

Would you trust this woman from this 1980 ad with a sharp object? She looks like she should be part of a public service ad warning against the dangers of meth, except given that she’s from 1980, it would probably … Continue reading

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