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News and interviews from the Monroe News in Monroe, Michigan.

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News and interviews from the Monroe News in Monroe, Michigan.

    Retro Headlines January 1920

    Retro Headlines January 1920

    The following is an audio production of news and headlines during January 1920 in Monroe, Michigan, from the files of The Monroe News, known at the time as The Monroe Evening News. There are descriptions of New Year's parties, the crazy high prices for muskrat skins and meat, the start of St. Joseph Catholic Church (now the site of Oaks of Righteousness), and how to "get rid of" Canadian currency that was showing up in southeast Michigan. Audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News. 

    • 7 min
    Retro Headlines December 1919

    Retro Headlines December 1919

    Retro Headlines December 1919

    • 6 min
    Headlines from November 1919

    Headlines from November 1919

    Headlines from November 1919

    • 3 min
    Rep Walberg in Dundee

    Rep Walberg in Dundee

    Rep Walberg in Dundee

    • 19 min
    Retro Headlines October 1919

    Retro Headlines October 1919

    If you were following the recent renegade alligator story from Temperance, Michigan, you might be interested in our lead story for the Retro Headlines podcast featuring news from October 1919 in Monroe, Michigan. 100 years ago, there was an alligator on the loose in the City of Monroe. Other headlines in this podcast include the formation of Monroe Country Club and the latest fashions as stylish women were looking for alternatives to corsets. Audio production by Paula Wethington / Monroe News

    • 2 min
    Retro Headlines September 1919

    Retro Headlines September 1919

    The Monroe County Road Commissioners faced an angry crowd of farmers during the decision to pave Ready Road instead of Egypt Road in fall 1919. In addition, the frog leg harvest along the River Raisin was said to be among the "best in years." Listen to these and other headlines from The Monroe Evening News of Monroe, Michigan; forerunner to The Monroe News. This podcast feature is based on the "100 Years Ago" column that runs monthly in The Monroe News. Audio production by Paula Wethington.

    • 4 min

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