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.
A marketing gimmick for a business college became the identity for what most now call the Med City.
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.
Tickets for the general public will go on sale next week.
Columnist Dan Conradt says when called to give testimony on how he assessed the depth of the snow, he'd like to think he measured up.