Friday, April 12, 2013

75 Years Ago This Week - April 12

75 Years Ago This Week
April 12

75 Years Ago This Week began March 1, 1938 - my mother and father were preparing to get married later in the month.

Over in The KINNICK Project blog, we had another week of daily entries from Mom's - that is Eileen Kinnick's - diary.

Some highlights:

The week started with working in the field on the other eighty

A chocolate cake and a new mail-box came next…

Followed by a COLD April snow storm

Did you see the map of how close they were to town?

And, company on Sunday, of course…

From the local newspaper in Coon Rapids, Iowa, the Coon Rapids Enterprise, 75 Years Ago:

April 8, 1938:

The new town council met Monday noon and were sworn in. J.E. Howe was appointed town clerk. Adjourning to evening they met at city hall. Taking up organization Ed Zavitz was appointed night watchman; Fred Smith street commissioner and day marshall, Dr. C.E. Wolfe was appointed health physician.
Appointed to the Claims and Finance committee were Cadden, Davis and Textor; Ordinance committee, Kretzinger, Tigges and Textor; Water and Sewer Davis, Cadden and Tigges; Light and Park Textor, Davis and Kretzinger.
The Iowa Savings and First State Banks were named as town depositories. Meeting as a board of health and later as a board of review they met in adjourned session Tuesday night and then they adjourned as a town council to meet again next Monday night.

My comment: Interesting insights into the Coon Rapids city government in 1938.

Around the world this week, 75 Years Ago:

  • Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, NY 
  • Henry Picard won the 5th Golf Masters Championship
  • Austria became a State of Germany

Families are forever!  ;-)

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