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Good Old Days: August 13, 2020


August 13, 2020

125 Years Ago

The Commoner

August 16, 1895

Miss Pearl Van Loon on Wednesday evening celebrated her fifteenth birthday, with a nice little party to her young friends. The hours from 7 to 11 were pleasantly spent in games, guessing of conundrums, conversation and participation in a little feast prepared by the young hostess. Twenty conundrums given to be answered occupied the attention of guests for an hour or more. Laura James won the prize, while to Ora Davis was given the booby prize for having solved the least number of knotty problems.


Quite a serious upset and runaway occurred Mond...

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