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LAST ORIGINAL GROUP MEMBER HAS DIED

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Don Wilson, co-founder and rhythm
guitarist of the instrumental guitar band
The Ventures, has died
at 88.

Wilson died Saturday in Tacoma of natural causes, surrounded
by his four children,

The band’s hits included “Walk, Don’t Run,” and the theme song
for “Hawaii Five-O.” They were inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame in 2008. Wilson was the last of the original members
of the local band.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Twas the Night Before Christmas - NANA'S CORNER

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HALLOWEEN TOYS WITH THOSE TREATS

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The F. W. Woolworth Company (often referred to as Woolworth’s or Woolworth) was a retail company and one of the original pioneers
of the
five-and-dime store. It was among the most successful
American and international five-and-dime businesses, setting
trends and creating the modern retail model that stores follow
worldwide today.

The first Woolworth store was opened by Frank Winfield Woolworth
on February 22, 1879, as “Woolworth’s Great Five Cent Store” in
Utica, New York. Though it initially appeared to be successful, the
store soon failed. When Woolworth searched for a new location,
a friend suggested
Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Using the sign from
the Utica store, Woolworth opened his first successful “Woolworth’s Great Five Cent Store” on July 18, 1879, in Lancaster. He brought
his brother,
Charles Sumner Woolworth, into the business.

The two brothers pioneered and developed merchandising, direct purchasing, sales, and customer service practices commonly
used today.

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Frank Winfield Woolworth
(April 13, 1852 – April 8, 1919)

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“THE HAT IS PART OF THE MAN” IN 1949

 

Stetson is a brand of hat manufactured by the John B. Stetson
Company
.

Stetson‘s inspiration for his most famous hats was gained when
headed west from his native New Jersey for health reasons. On
his return east in 1865 he founded the John B. Stetson Company
in Philadelphia and created a hat that has become symbolic of
the pioneering American West, the
Boss of the Plains”. This
Western hat would become the cornerstone of Stetson’s hat
business and is still in production today.

 

 

 

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John Batterson Stetson
(May 5, 1830 – February 18, 1906)

 

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FOUNDING BAND MEMBER HAS DIED AT 70

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Musician Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas, a co-founder of the legendary
funk band Kool & the Gang, died Saturday in New Jersey. The cause
was not disclosed.

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