Archive for May 10th, 2012

FAMED DANCER/SINGER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1899

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                   Fred Astaire
(born Frederick Austerlitz) 

                           (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987)

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TWO LEGENDARY RADIO PERSONALITIES!

Bob Swanson and Barney Keep

Bob Swanson (seated) (May 20, 1942 – September 11, 2001) and Barney
Keep (January 9, 1917 – July 22, 2000). Both had worked at radio KEX
1190 prior to retirement, Swanson in 1994 after 27 years with the station
and Keep in 1979 ending 35 years on the air as KEX’s morning-drive king.

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MAN WITH THE GOLDEN VOICE IS 76 TODAY

 
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Radio announcer Gary Owens

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SMILES ALL AROUND ON MOTHER’S DAY ~ 1962

kool-aid mother's day 1962

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FINAL SPIKE DRIVEN ON THIS DAY IN 1869

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The National Park Service established the Golden Spike National Historic
Site in 1957

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A golden spike is ceremonially driven, completing the first transcontinental
railroad, at Promontory Point, Utah. Pictured on the left is the Central Pacific locomotive, on the right the Union Pacific engine.

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A replica of the Golden Spike on display at the National
Historic site’s visitor center. The original is at Stanford
University in Palo Alto, Calf.

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