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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Countdown - Des Plaines Style

Since our tribute to Thanksgivings past in Des Plaines proved popular, let's have some fun with the upcoming celebration of Christmas as well. For the next 10 days, I'll share with you photos, advertisements and other items of interest from long-ago editions of local newspapers. Want to do some searching yourself? Try our historical newspaper databases, which you can find on our Newspaper Subject Guide. (the databases can even be searched from your home computer if you have a valid DPPL card number) The pictures and articles I'll post here are from some old Suburban Times newspapers we recently had digitized. The quality of the photos isn't perfect but you can definitely enjoy the trip down Memory Lane regardless.

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From December 24, 1957 - spelling errors aside, let's give a shout-out to the "hightlights"of the Northshire Civic Club Christmas Party, Des Plaines' very own Accordion Band. The band members ranged in age from 9-13 - anyone you know? Did you ever polka merrily or tap your feet to the sounds of the DP Accordion Band? Let us know!

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