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Pathways Through Our Past

Face lift

It's said that a few people can make a change and boy is that right.

After our monthly meeting boxes came out and shelves were emptied. Plans had been approved for the changes that need to be made to give the place a new and fresh look. We call it a facelift but a facelift means tightening the skin and removing the wrinkles. But when you have a history and art center those wrinkles are to be proud of.

It means the work we do to show case the events in Blackduck's past are documented correctly. The hard times the first settlers had. The early industries that had the population reach over 2,000 residents. The people who left their footprints in the history of this community -- if it was the first baby born in the small village or someone passing through.

All these things are part of the whole picture. Even as we tear down and build up again we hope to give our guests a glimpse of the rich heritage of this area.

We are only going to be closed for the month of January and when we open the doors again, we will have lots to crow about.

Seriously, in February, Marie Juelson will be having a showing of her hen and rooster collection. She has many pieces she accumulated over the years.

During the last half of January until the middle of February, tickets will be available for the Sweetheart drawing to be held Feb. 13. If you have a collection you would like us to show please call the center at 835-4478 and we will get back to you.

Do You Remember...

In 1949 some hit songs:

Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friends

Ghost Riders In The Sky

Mule Train

My Foolish Heart

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Some Enchanted Evening

Mona Lisa

Box office stars of 1949

Bob Hope

Bing Crosby

Abbott and Costello

John Wayne

Gary Cooper

Cary Grant

Betty Grable

Esther Williams

Humphrey Bogart

Clark Gable

Top television shows in 1949

Arthur Godfrey and His Friends

Cavalcade of Stars

Hopalong Cassidy

Kukla, Fran and Ollie

Original Amateur Hour

Quiz Kids

The Fred Waring Show

The Lone Ranger