THE FLENSBURGER FILES 50 Years of Genuine Traffic Lights in Eastern Germany
This year has been the year of the roaring zeros in the eastern part of Germany, as many universities, private firms and organizations in the former East German states of Mecklenburg-Pomerania... Posted on 12/13/11 at 5:39 PM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Wistful Wednesday: 1961
This is Far Guy in 1961, he was eleven. This is his second go cart. His first go cart had a hood and was quickly sold for this one that went faster. He was pretty dressed up for a go cart adve... Posted on 9/2/09 at 4:37 AM
Saving stamps from the supermarkets was a way for many people to get Christmas presents for others. Gold Bond stamps were offered in a full-page ad from Miller’s Super Fair. Red Owl’s ad offered a coupon for 100 Three Star Stamps. Piggly Wiggly said, “We give S&H Green Stamps.”
Grandmothers who came visiting during the holiday season often were assigned to pasting stamps in little books.
The saga of the birds in the downtown trees played out 50 years ago between the Grand Forks City Council and Keith Bacon, manager of the Dacotah Hotel.
At issue was the bird droppings along the south side of the building.
Roger Maris, the Hibbing, Minn.-born baseball star who lived a few years in Grand Forks before moving to Fargo, entered the record books on Sept. 26, 1961, when he hit a home run to tie baseball immortal Babe Ruth for most home runs in a season. Use the headline link to view the Areavoices site on Maris' 1961 season.
The world champion amateur typist, Stella Williams, shared her secrets at the institute in 1961. She said she practiced four to five hours a day, beginning with a half-hour of finger dexterity training.
Less money in the pockets of Americans means fewer highway deaths. As the economy slid deeper into recession and gas prices reached $4 a gallon last year, the number of people killed in auto accidents hit its lowest level in five decades.
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