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You must be asking yourself, just what was happening around North Central Washington on Oct. 25, 1933? I am happy to supply the answers, thanks to a copy of The Wenatchee Daily World (Published in the Apple Capital of the World and in the Buckle of the Power Belt of the Great Northwest), which by complete coincidence happens to have been printed on the very date. The newspaper was given to me years ago by a reader who found it in his personal archives and thought I might like it. It has been sitting on a bookshelf in my humble office for many years. We had occasion to glance at it again this week as we were packing up to move to new digs in the lower reaches of our headquarters. It is still a fascinating read after 70 years. Published in the depths of the Great Depression, it contains more than a few stories that might sound sadly familiar today.

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