Category Archives: Remember When

Remember When 7-25-2018

(Above) Learning to float in 1968 - In 1968, these youngsters learned that floating and learning to swim could be fun. Under the supervision of Kathy Nelson, Donna Hess and Sally Lindsay, volunteer aids, the little bobbers were learning to swim in a fun way.  This group was in the Red Cross Swimming Class, Station +2,…
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Remember When 7-18-2018

(Above) Fun in the sun, 1902  - The coy maiden in swimming gear of 1902 is Maude Palmeter.  The stalwart one in stripes is Walter Choate, whom Maude married the next year.  Hiding behind the sail is Maude’s cousin, Nelle Schell (West).  Maude Choate, who died at the age of 91 in 1968, was the oldest…
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Remember When 7-11-2018

(Above) Clear Lake softball, 1993 - Members of the Clear Lake girls varsity softball team in 1993 included front row (L-R): Danny Copas, Kim Sallee and Daphne Copas.  Middle row (L-R): Alexa Russell, Jamie Copley, Brooke Fisher, Jennifer Billings, Jenny Simmer and Heather Wass.  Back row (L-R): Coach Jodi Klaudt, Nicki Hunnicutt, Erin Pleggenkuhle, Krista Fritz,…
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Remember When 7-4-2018

(Above) 4th of July, 1912 - Main Street looked like this - bright, sunny, and windy when the Independence Day parade of 1912 marched down the route of the street car tracks. 25 Years Ago • July 1993 A spectacular fireworks display, albeit a day late, put the finishing touch on a record-setting five-day Fourth of…
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Remember When 6-27-2018

A number of awards were given in conjunction with the 1993 4th of July parade.  Above, a group from 5th Avenue South won the neighborhood float contest with this entry.  The neighborhood received a block party.  (Right) The Clear Lake High School Lion Tamers and football captains decorated this vehicle to look like a lion,…
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Remember When 6-20-2018

(Above) Ready for a dip, 1900 style - This carefree group at Bayside Park was dressed in the latest 1900 styles for a swim.  Sun burn was not much of an issue, as not much skin was exposed.  Large hats were worn by the girls to ward off freckles, long stockings and bathing shoes were also…
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