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August 3, 2010

America In 1967

By Sablemable aka Jan

I culled these photos from the 1968 World Book Encyclopedia Yearbook for events that occured in 1967.

The Killing Of A Great Lake was the title of this story, the Great Lake being Lake Erie, which had died, but has since come back to life. 

 

A White House wedding, Lynda Bird Johnson married Marine Captain Charles Robb in December of 1967.

 

Illinois had it’s share of disasters that year.  In April, the northern part was hit with devastating tornadoes and in January, Chicago got 23 inches of snow

 

The Vietnam War was still being fought and New York City was ready to construct the Twin Towers for the World Trade Center.

 

The Chicago Picasso was placed in Daley Plaza that year and O.J. Simpson was playing football for the University of Southern California.

In case you don’t know what a Roller, Howler and Going Down The Mine means, World Book came to the rescue!

 

Now go hang 10!

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3 Responses to America In 1967

  1. Modern Suzie Reply

    August 3, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    That’s quite the wedding cake!

  2. Sara in AZ Reply

    August 3, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Wow! So wild to read about all the stuff going on back then. I’ve been to that Picasso in Daley plaza!!!

  3. sablemable Reply

    August 3, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Modern Suzie: Yes, that IS a big cake! Hope it was good.

    Saraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! I’ve seen the Picasso at DP and I remember the blizzard. Since we were across the lake from Chicago, we got a lot of snow as well. I also remember the warning signs about swimming in Lake Michigan and the dying of Lake Erie. Some friends of ours, great fisherpersons that they were, went pike fishing in Erie in the early Nineties after the lake had recovered.

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