Opinion

In 1953, television, a recent addition to many homes, offered a handful of channels in black and white and displayed a test pattern at night. Disneyland was just beginning to take shape in Uncle Walt’s imagination. Most families had only one car, and many of them piled in the kids for long, desinationless weekend drives. If they’d driven Highway 10, 2 or 3 miles west of Anoka, they might have come upon a venue that in many ways embodied the decade. Santa Claus Town, the summer home of the jolly old elf, opened for visitors in June of that year.

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John Freeburg in “Proofs of a Christian nation…” (July 4) attempts to explain away evidence that America was established as a Christian nation on Biblical principles as offered in my June 20 letter.

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I am in the process of getting rid of many things that I have accumulated over the years. My generation grew up in the great depression. We had almost nothing as children. Now, many of us are savers who have rarely thrown anything away.

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From humble beginnings as the son of a clothier in Oklahoma City, Alan “Ace” Greenberg started as a clerk at Bear Sterns Companies, Inc. in 1949. He ended up running the show by 1978 after the legendary Salim L. “Cy” Lewis died.

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