Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Looking Back to 1941 and 1966: Vaccinations , New Woolco and NIU Commencement

From the June 1, 2016, MidWeek "Looking Back."

1941, 75 Years Ago.

"More than 150 rural and city grade school children gathered in the Central Grade School gymnasium to receive vaccinations from the hands of doctors as a preventative measure against small pox."

1966, 50 Years Ago.

"The new Woolco Department Store opened at the Northland Plaza Shopping Center."  This was on the DeKalb-Sycamore Road, Il-23, near where the Wal Mart is today.  Woolco was the big box discount store of Woolworth's 5 & 10.

**  "NIU's 67th Commencement exercises were June 4 and set a new record of 1,820 graduates."  I arrived at NIU in 1969.


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