Archive for November 12th, 2011

COUNTY LIBRARY ~ THEN AND NOW

multnomah county library

Early photo of the Multnomah County Library at 801 S.W. 10th Avenue in downtown Portland. Established in 1864, It is the oldest public library
west of the Mississippi.

multnomah county library today

The Multnomah County Central Library as it looks today.

                      MCL-logo

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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1967

jerry lee lewis 

"To Make Love Sweeter For You" was written by George Morgan and was Jerry Lee Lewis’ third number one single on the country chard and his first since “Great Balls of Fire” in 1958. The song stayed at number one for a week and spent a total of thirteen weeks on the country chart.

jerry-lee-lewis-today_thumb
Jerry Lee Lewis turned 76 on September 29th.

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DRIVE-IN BANKING DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1946

first drive-up banking

The Exchange National Bank of Chicago opened the country’s first drive-in banking service with ten teller windows on November 12, 1946. The windows were protected by bulletproof glass, and money and paperwork were exchanged through sliding drawers.

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REMEMBERING SINGER JO STAFFORD

jo stafford recording

JO STAFFORD ALBUM 

Jo Elizabeth Stafford
  (November 12, 1917 – July 16, 2008)

Jo Stafford’s career ran from the late 1930s to the early 1960s. She was
considered one of the most versatile vocalists of the era. Her work in radio,
television and music was recognized by the placement of three stars on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Jo Stafford’s cover of this song became the most popular version
and was Stafford’s greatest hit, topping the Billboard charts on
September 13, 1952.

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