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Washington County History

Oakdale Team Spirit – Classic Photo, March 8, 2017

    This photo from The Nashville News archives is of the Oakdale basketball team. A member of The Nashville News staff who played basketball in this area stated that she believed it to be from the 1970s, due to the knee socks. After looking through various area yearbooks though, we discovered that knee socks were…

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It Happened Here – March 8, 2017

Eighty Years Ago (1937) A burglar alarm resulted in the arrest of two men inside the George Borcherding general merchandise store in Oakdale. Men’s suits were priced between $14.75 and $16.75 at Backs Department Store in Nashville. “The Plainsman” with Gary Cooper was the feature at the State Theater in Nashville. Deaths: Ruth Stewart, 39,…

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February 15, 2017 Classic Photo: A Plane Kinda Day

The Classic Photo featured in the February 15, 2017 edition of The Nashville News featured three men standing in front of a propeller-driven airplane, one of the men holding a one-wheeled measuring device of some sort. We’ve heard back from two readers, Dennis Hoelscher and Clarence Bauza, both of whom identified the man in the…

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It Happened Here – February 22, 2017

Eighty Years Ago (1937) Burglars entered the offices of the Huegely Elevator and Milling Company in Nashville. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Junge opened the Home Restaurant in the Hilderbrand building on East Main Street in Nashville. Two pounds of pure hog lard cost 29 cents and veal was 22 cents a pound. Deaths: Sarah Cunningham,…

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