Saturday, December 17, 2016

Looking Back to 1966: New Garbage Cans and Dial Tones

From the June 8, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."

1966, 50 Years Ago.

**  "Some 100 homes in DeKalb began their 60-day test of a new and sanitary disposal Westvaco Papercan bag, designed to replace two regular size garbage cans and speed up the collections in the city."

They definitely didn't collect garbage like they do today.

**  "No, it's not the sound of bees, mosquitoes, or double-winged bugs from outer space; it is the new dial tone and busy tone of the new electric telephone gear being installed by the DeKalb-Ogle telephone Company."

What, no ringtones?

I Want My Bad Moon Rising.  --Cooter

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