Kawartha Lakes Public Library - Digital Collections
Looking Back: Remember 45
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Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 20 October 1997
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    Latitude: 44.35012 Longitude: -78.73286
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Remember when:

*We would buy stories of "Dick Tracy", "Little Orphan Annie" etc. printed in what were known as "Big Little Books"

*These books measured approximately four by four and would usually be about two and a half inches thick. How I would love to gather a few copies of these books to-day.

*Jack Lamb skipped the Championship team at the LCI in 1934. Ian Johnston, C. Telford and "Lindy" Mackey filled out the rest of the team. The winners received the E. G. Lytle cup along with other prizes.

*Porter's Book Store was commonplace in Lindsay.

*Tangney's furniture store, located at 31 Kent Street, advertised Philco as the World's Greatest Radio.

*Tennis balls, imported from England, were available at The Little Book Shoppe for 35 cents each or three for a dollar. They also sold Baseballs, Racquets, Gloves,etc. Imagine - getting these items in a book store!

Charlie Perkins was owner and manager of the shoppe.

*Bill Langdon's Meat Market was located at 8 Kent Street.

*General Sir Sam Hughes founded a newspaper in town that was to become "The Watchman Warder".

*Herb Hardy and Ken Griffin barbered in Griffin's United Cigar Store just west of the New Royal Hotel. Herb later purchased the business from Griffin.

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Looking Back: Remember 45