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1946: College football teams selected for Tobacco, Cigar, Oil bowl games

Highlights from 1996, 1971, 1946 and 1921.

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1996 25 years ago

  • The Lake City Historical Society has released its 1997 calendar, “Country School Days II.” Now on sale, the calendar includes historical photos of old schools across Wabasha County and vignettes written by former teachers.

1971 50 years ago

  • Fire swept through the McNeilus Auto Parts building, causing an estimated $10,000 in damages. The Dodge Center Volunteer Fire Department was called and battled the blaze for more than two hours.
  • The centennial celebration for Hayfield Township and Village is June 16-18, 1972.
  • Lourdes High School reported that senior Cheryl Lee and sophomore Sheila Lee were the only two students to make the “A” honor roll at the end of the first quarter.

1946 75 years ago

  • College football bowl games are being finalized. In the Tobacco Bowl, it will be St. Bonaventure vs. Muhlenberg. The Cigar Bowl will feature Delaware vs. Rollins, and the Oil Bowl will include Georgia Tech vs. St. Mary’s.
  • Marriages and births are headed for record levels in 1946. (The Baby Boomer generation of babies born from 1946-1964 has begun).

1921 — 100 years ago

  • Rochester will observe National Education Week. The National Education Association supports school attendance to the age of 18, the American flag displayed in every school, teachers having a high school education and not less than two additional years of professional training, and teachers must be American citizens who take an oath of allegiance to the United States.
  • This afternoon, R. C. Friderich, coach at Rochester High School, left for Plainview to referee a basketball game between Plainview and Wabasha. Coach Friderich will return to the city tomorrow.
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