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Generational Memories

Tag: Historical Society, History

Each generation has its own special memories.

My parents were living on the other side of Butler County in 1943, the year that I was born, but those who grew up in this part of the world experienced the same situation, information, cost of living, and type of lifestyle that I am going to share with you today.

I was born during World War II, so that made me older than the “Baby Boom” generation and younger than the Depression generation. Still, there were some very notable and memorable things that went on, besides my birth. The following is a small grouping of those happenings.

The New York Yankees won the World Series (go figure). The Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup. The Heisman Trophy winner was Angelo Bertelli of Notre Dame. Wyoming won the NCAA Basketball championship. The U.S. Golf Open was not held, due to the war. The Indianapolis 500 was not held due to the war. Read more »