Friday, February 7, 2014

75 Years Ago This Week - February 7, 1939

75 Years Ago This Week
February 7, 1939

75 Years Ago This Week began March 1, 1938 - my mother and father were preparing to get married later in the month. I'm continuing this meme, from time to time, as issues warrant.

The Coon Rapids Enterprise - 75 Years Ago column, had two interesting items: 1)

February 3, 1939
M.R. Wait, superintendent of the local light plant, announces an REA Wiring school will be held in the community building here on the evening of February 10. Planned in cooperation with County Agent Paul Wilson of Guthrie county, the school is intended to give information to all interested REA project members or any others interested in electricity and house wiring. C.H. VanVlack of the Extension Service of Iowa State college will be in charge of the meeting and will be able to answer any questions which may arise in regard to any REA matters. Members of the Glidden and Guthrie REA projects and farmers from any of our four counties will be welcome at this meeting as it is designed principally for their benefit and information.

My comment: This is noteworthy because in my comments on my Mom's daily diary entries from 75 years ago, and the Facebook comments following those posts, we have been discussing how their farm house did not yet have electricity because a line did not come down their road.

2) A later article also including a report of the Coon Valley Conference basketball tourney played in Coon Rapids. I included an actual copy of that week's newspaper with the diary post for that day, there.

Note: Diary entries are posted each day on the KINNICK Project Blog.

Families are Forever! ;-)

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