Newfangled ‘electronic’ Mail, 1976

When I’m looking for something on microfilm of old papers, I find a lot of other interesting stories and ads – sometime much more interesting than what I was searching for in the first place. Here’s one such item. from the Sunday, June 20, 1976, issue of the News-Tribune. It has nothing to do with…
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68th Anniversary Of D-Day

American troops and supply vehicles splash ashore on the French coast during the D-Day invasion, in the wake of long lines of soldiers already moving inland (visible in the distance) on June 6, 1944. (Associated Press / News Tribune files) Today, June 6, 2012, is the 68th anniversary of the D-Day invasion by Allied troops…
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The Wreck Of The Thomas Wilson

At 10:40 on a clear, calm Saturday morning almost exactly 110 years ago, the inbound freighter George G. Hadley collided with the outbound whaleback steamer Thomas Wilson just off the Duluth Ship Canal in what the News Tribune reported was “one of the most spectacular and disastrous marine catastrophes” of the time. The Wilson sank…
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