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random bits from the past via Seattle newspapers
( #1957 #phonographs #records #ad #45s #50s )
May 21st, 1957

May 21st, 1957

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( #1957 #portland #tv #guns #violence #50s )
October 22nd, 1957

October 22nd, 1957

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( #monkey #animals #police #pets #50s #1957 )
Like seriously, what was up with pet monkeys back in the olden days?

July 29th, 1957

Like seriously, what was up with pet monkeys back in the olden days?

July 29th, 1957

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( #1957 #toys #police #seattle #ad #50s )
November 14th, 1957

November 14th, 1957

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( #1957 #ravenna #sinkholes #seattle #illustration #50s )
(historylink article)
November 14th, 1957

(historylink article)

November 14th, 1957

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( #1957 #elvis presley #seattle #music #50s )
August 9th, 1957

August 9th, 1957

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( #oklahoma #Denver #basketball #accident #coffee #Colorado Springs #50s #1957 )
Apparently back in the 50s Oklahoma was the home to idiot referees who didn’t even have a glancing apprehension of regional geography (though the story does point out that he did move away from the PNW as recent as this article).  Now it’s just the home to a bunch of people wearing the same colored shirts cheering on a team that has no business being in OKC.  Old King County Sonics, we call ‘em. 
December 20th, 1957

Apparently back in the 50s Oklahoma was the home to idiot referees who didn’t even have a glancing apprehension of regional geography (though the story does point out that he did move away from the PNW as recent as this article). Now it’s just the home to a bunch of people wearing the same colored shirts cheering on a team that has no business being in OKC. Old King County Sonics, we call ‘em.
December 20th, 1957

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( #1957 #death #bicycle #olympia #boys #50s )
October 7th, 1957

October 7th, 1957

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( #1957 #food #ad #bouillon #steero #50s )
March 22nd, 1957

March 22nd, 1957

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( #1957 #gumby #tv #seattle #animation #50s )
March 22nd, 1957

March 22nd, 1957

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( #ad #tv #remote control #zenith #50s #1957 )
Note the text in the bottom right hand corner of this ad.  Apparently one would throw coins into a meter in order to keep the TV on (???) in their very own home.
February 22nd, 1957

Note the text in the bottom right hand corner of this ad. Apparently one would throw coins into a meter in order to keep the TV on (???) in their very own home.
February 22nd, 1957

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( #1957 #military #railroad #west point #50s )
March 27th, 1957

March 27th, 1957

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( #1957 #suicide #death #children #marriage #50s )
April 11th, 1957

April 11th, 1957

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( #1957 #death #hotel )
The building that Mr. Walton fell out of still exists.  Now called the Downtowner Apartments, an old photo of the New Richmond Hotel can be seen over here. 
(And if you want to read a bunch of negative reviews of its current state, check the first link.)
July 17th, 1957

The building that Mr. Walton fell out of still exists.  Now called the Downtowner Apartments, an old photo of the New Richmond Hotel can be seen over here

(And if you want to read a bunch of negative reviews of its current state, check the first link.)

July 17th, 1957

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February 2nd, 1957

February 2nd, 1957

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