Saturday, June 23, 2012
A weekend of racing sports cars draws a happy summer crowd.
July 18, 1968: Grab your Ray-Bans and start your engines. It's a hot summer day, and sports cars are lining up to race in Farmington. Photos of the crowd and of course, the cars, make the front page of the Dakota County Tribune. You can check out more events, exhibits and archives at the Dakota County Historical Society, 130 Third Ave. N., in South St. Paul.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
An image of strength is published for those on the homefront.
April 10, 1942: World War II is underway, and the Dakota County Tribune as well as northern Dakota County's West St. Paul Booster run regular updates about the warfront. Among the updates on troop activity, Victory Gardens and deployments ran this editorial cartoon, touting America's industrial prowess and "the steel in our backbones." The day prior to publication, April 9, 1942 is also recognized as the first day of the Bataan Death March in the Phillipines, which resulted in the death of thousands of American and Filipino soldiers at the hands of the Japanese. You can check out more events, exhibits and archives at the Dakota County Historical Society, 130 Third Ave. N., South St. Paul.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Newspaper articles from 1930 show locals' support for dairy farmers.
Spring 1930: More than 80 years ago in Dakota County and the "Twin City Milk territory," the local economy was as much a focus as it is today. The staple of that economy, however, was a bit different. Articles from April 1930 published in the Dakota County Tribune explain a movement to support local dairy farmers by buying real butter instead of butter substitutes. And it seemed to be working. April 4's "Use of Butter Increases Nearly 1000 Pounds Here" reported that the Farmington milk producers plant sold 922 more pounds of butter just one month over, with a 7,000-pound increase in the whole milk producing area. The paper reported on April 11 that butter substitute sales were down, and asserts that "Prosperity in this county is …
Friday, April 13, 2012
An international image leads in northern Dakota County's weekly newspaper—82 years ago.
Editor's note: This is a new feature where we take a look at historic clippings from old Dakota County newspapers. Feb. 14, 1930: The times are changing, and Tokyo, Japan has a new "modernistic" city hall that looks much like a building that could be constructed one town over, rather than a continent away. This image, printed in the West St. Paul Booster and Dakota County Globe newspaper, leads the front page. You can check out more events, exhibits and archives at the Dakota County Historical Society, 130 Third Avenue N, South St. Paul. What do you think of the headline? Interesting? Surprising? Learn something new? Tell us about it.