Thursday, 1 April 2010

April Fools' Day

In honour of April Fools' Day, I have chosen to present a random assortment of headlines and stories from Lethbridge and southern Alberta's past. Decide for yourself if they're true or not.

1907
  • Woodpecker to become a town
1912
  • City council sits for record six hours
1920
  • girls and boys must be with a guardian at public dances; it is the law
1921
  • Lady dentist opens office in city; first woman in that profession in history of city (Dr. M.Barber)
1921
  • marriage licenses to be dealt with at court house; jewellers no longer allowed to issue them
1923
  • students go on strike at Hardieville; parents support children and complain of filthy conditions of school

1924

  • "talked to death" given as cause of man's death

1926

  • daily trains to Medicine Hat now to run only tri-weekly

1931

  • traces of gold found in Livingstone Range

1934

  • new door at city hall will be wide enough so that skirts and coats won't be caught and torn

1942

  • film "In Which We Serve" banned because of cuss words -- "bloody" and "bastard" used by sailors while being dive bombed at sea

1950

  • snowmobile used to take mail south of city

1958

  • traffic lights will operate until midnight every day of the week

1965

  • new classroom system tested; desks are arranged in groups, not in rows

Have fun!

1 comment:

  1. The answers? All of the above stories are true (the 1942 films were banned in the United States and not in Lethbridge).

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