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1922: Tasmania Oppossum fur coats on sale at Massey’s

Highlights of events in 1997, 1972, 1947 and 1922.

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1997 – 25 years ago

  • Susan LeGare-Gulden, a city housing inspector, was honored by Mayor Chuck Canfield for her efforts in the Kutzky Park neighborhood. Mayor Canfield proclaimed “Susan LeGare-Gulden Day.”
  • Rochester High School fastpitch softball star Katie Orth played with the Mankato Peppers 18-and-under team at the National Class A Fastpitch Tournament in Tulsa.
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Highlights of events in 1997, 1972, 1947 and 1922.

1972 – 50 years ago

  • An armed bandit stuck up the Ray-Mar Motel at 1416 2nd St. SW and escaped with $106. The night clerk was punched in the face, and the robber pulled a pistol from his waistband.
  • The former rooming house across from the Coffman Building was demolished to make room for a parking lot next to Mayo Foundation’s School of Physical Therapy.

1947 – 75 years ago

  • Social Security will open three new branches in Minnesota. New branches will be in Zumbrota, Preston, and Caledonia.
  • Joe Coria won the first prize in the first Walter D. Sheldon memorial golf tournament. Coria had a 54-hole total of 210, which included a hole-in-one on the 175-yard third hole.

1922 – 100 years ago

  • Twelve were killed and thirty-five injured when a Soo Line No. 107 passenger train slammed into an oil truck at a crossing in Annandale, Minn.
  • At Massey’s, a fur coat sale will be ongoing in August. A Tasmania Oppossum coat is $240, a striped Marmot is $120, and a Muskrat with a raccoon collar and cuffs is $168.00.
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