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1920: Record price paid for Lewiston farmland

On this day in 1995, 1970, 1945, 1920

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1995 – 25 years ago

The Lewiston High School Class of 1965 will hold its 30th class reunion at the Lewiston Country Club.

1970 – 50 years ago

The federal government will soon require that seat belts be installed in commercial trucks and buses used in interstate commerce and that drivers must use them.

There will be a dance this evening in Rochester’s air-conditioned Pla-Mor Ballroom. The Wonderful Jolly Brothers will be playing.

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Charles H. Lindbergh stated that Western civilization has probably entered a “period of breakdown” because of man’s mistreatment of the environment. The noted flyer said there should be “quick and firm government action” to control ecological damage.

1945 – 75 years ago

Captain Frank Fugina, who has been watching and living on the Mississippi River for the past 78 years, has published a book entitled, “Love and Lore of the Upper Mississippi River.” Fugina was a pilot and owner of packet and excursion boats.

If Mother Nature cooperates, Minnesotans will eat more garden produce this year than last. There appears to be a slight increase in the number of victory gardens.

Minnesota will return to Central Standard Time officially this Sunday, but many communities in the state will continue on wartime.

1920 – 100 years ago

Franklin D. Roosevelt, assistant secretary to the navy and Democratic nominee for vice president, said he would not resign from his present position for several weeks.

Hordes of the forest tent caterpillars are making rail traffic difficult is some parts of northern Minnesota. The caterpillars grease the rails causing spinning of the engine wheels leading to many delays. The hungry caterpillars have also stripped foliage from many trees.

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What is considered to be a record price was paid recently when the Tom O’Dea farm of 250 acres near Lewiston sold for $215 an acre.

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