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Gail Berggren (now Cudd), daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Berggren, tried chop sticks as she and fellow students learned about the Orient, being studied in the fourth grade class taught by Mrs. Tietz at Ames Laboratory School. (1964 Journal file photo)

Days Gone By: Washington Birthday Sales in 1964

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Some of the businesses and their Washington Birthday specials printed in the River Falls Journal this month in 1964 included:

--Cherry red, pink, white or yellow roses 79 cents per dozen at Tom Alton’s Gamble Store;

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--Brownie Starmite 2 cameras $9.95 at Gene Brown and Carl Wichman’s Gene’s Candid Studio at 214 S. Main St.;

--Men’s topcoats $50 and under at Kulstad’s, 102 S. Main St.;

--Butter 49 cents/lb., at Larson’s Super Valu;

--Tape changers that thread, play and rewind available at Arnie & Bob’s TV, 224 S. Main St.;

--Namebrand bedspreads $3.99 single and double at Howard Poling’s Skogmo’s Department Store;

--Latex paint $2.69/gallon at Fox Ace Hardware;

--Boys hooded parkas $6.99 at Benson’s Mens & Boys Clothing store;

--Ladies spring tennis shoes $1.99 at Lewis Shoe Store;

--1957 Ford 4-door sedan $199 at A.W. Lund Co;

—Teen coats $9 at the Town Shoppe;

--All wool or nylon carpeting $7.88/square yard at Tousley’s;

--Spring rain bonnets nine cents/each at Don Aspenes’ Bertelsen’s College Pharmacy;

--Russet potatoes 50 lbs/99 cents at Erickson’s Super Markets in Hudson, River Falls and New Richmond;

--Rexall’s Fast Home Permanents for little girls, $1 at Dewey Drug Store;

--Cherry Pie mix 29 cents/can at Malmer Bros.;

--Illuminated smoking stand at Coast to Coast store;

--Typing paper 500 sheets 90 cents at River Falls Journal;

--Sachet cards by Hallmark at the Book Shop, 220 S. Main St.;

--Norwich aspirin tablets, 500/bottle, $1.29 at Seth Speerstra and Rosh Freeman’s Freeman Drug Store;

--Charming handkerchiefs for 50 cents from Eda & Freda Dress Shoppe

--In honor of Washington’s Birthday on Saturday, Feb. 22, 1964, the post office, First National and State Banks were closed in River Falls.

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Pat Hunter
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