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Looking Back: Remember 17
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Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 15 June 1996
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    Latitude: 44.35012 Longitude: -78.73286
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Remember when:

*"Al" Gardner and "Pete" Atman opened the "Bowlaway Lanes" at William and Russell Streets.

*Just about every youngster possessed a "Bolo Bat". This was a bat about the size of a ping pong paddle with a long elastic and rubber ball attached thereto. The object of the game was to see who could bat the ball for the longest consecutive periods of time. International competitions were held for competitors of all ages for several years.

*Fergus O'Neil & Edgar Patterson were partners in the barbering business for many years.

*We had never heard of such a thing as a Pizza.

*Youngsters knew the proper way to wear a baseball cap.

*McMullen's store was well known for their excellent shoes and luggage. It was located at 147 Kent Street.

*"Rube" Morgan was a well-known druggist in our town. His store was just west of the Royal Hotel.

*McLaughlin, Fulton, Stinson and Anderson were popular Barristers, Solicitors and Notaries whose offices were in the Victoria Trust building located just west of William and Kent on the south side.

*"Jimmy" Masden delivered coal, coke and wood for many years for Lindsay Coal Company.

*The Olympia Tea Room, Academy Theater, Kent Theater and the Big 20 restaurant were the only establishments in town to have neon signs.

*John Short was the town's sole police force.

*The harmonica was an oft played instrument of music.

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Looking Back: Remember 17