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How children helped buy a copy of Gettysburg Address
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – As a boy in the 1940s, Gene Rubley got a nickel allowance every week—money that would pay for a 4-cent ticket to see a double feature at a Springfield movie theater, with a penny to spare for candy. “That was my Saturday,” the Illinois resident, now 83, said, adding that as […]
Asian antiques abound at Midwest Auction Galleries, Aug. 3
OXFORD, Mich. – Midwest Auction Galleries Inc. will auction a vast variety of Asian art and antiques on Saturday, Aug. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern. The sale will feature over 200 snuff bottles from the collection of David Bell, an American who lived and worked in China for more than 10 years. LiveAuctioneers.com will […]
Dalstrom mural reinstalled in Illinois post office
HERRIN, Ill. (AP) – The Herrin Post Office is again home to a Gustaf Dalstrom painting after four decades. The Southern Illinoisan reports the painting George Rogers Clark Conferring with Indians near Herrin Illinois, was returned Thursday to its original display wall. There was a rededication ceremony. Tom Popham of Stillwater, Okla., was a special […]
Chilled bottled soda from vintage vending machines: sweet!
GRANITE FALLS, N.C. (AP) – In the annals of American ingenuity, where the Holy Grail is the efficient delivery of a popular product in its perfect package at the right price, it all came together at least once, in the JLC-144. The F.L. Jacobs Co. of Indianapolis achieved this confluence of style and purpose sometime […]