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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Christmas

HISTORY: True or false Christmas statements

It is true that, in 1925, Albany’s postmaster announced that, for the first time in the history of the U.S. Postal Service, there would be no mail delivered on Christmas Day.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back 75 years to 'Gone With The Wind'

HISTORY: 'Gone With The Wind' premiered at Atlanta's Loew's Grand on Dec. 15, 1939.

For the events centered around the premiere of “Gone With The Wind”, Georgia Gov. E.D. Rivers declared a three-day holiday for Dec. 13-15, 1939.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Albany 119 years ago

HISTORY: Businesses were growing in Albany, Georgia during December 1895.

Christmas was coming and news was plentiful during the holiday season 119 years ago.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Christmas songs

HISTORY: Can you name these songs, each with the word Christmas in the title?

Take a look at the clues and the choices for answers, then name those Christmas tunes.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Thanksgiving and Christmas, 1942

HISTORY: Holiday shopping in 1942

Regardless of the depths of one’s pockets, the rationing of items made for a different holiday shopping experience in 1942.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Novembers gone by, Nov. 23, 2014

HISTORY: See what was happening in and around Albany in Novembers past.

Voters overwhelmingly supported a bond issue that allowed for the building of Albany Junior College.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at military benefits

HISTORY: Veterans Administration

In 1918, an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is the reason why Vererans Day is always on November 11.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at superstitions | QUIK QUIZ

HISTORY: Good and bad luck come from many timeless superstitions and vary from country to country.

The Irish believe that a blacksmith can drive out evil spirits and disease.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking back across the years 1910-2007 in Albany and Southwest Georgia

HISTORY: A 1910 pastor has an unusually busy Sunday and other happenings in Albany across the years

Hunting for ‘possums can turn out to be a snaky enterprise, and new neighborhood parks get Albany attention from a statewide business magazine.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at the marvels of vinegar

HISTORY: A bit of soured grape juice led to the wonderful product we call vinegar

The many uses of vinegar are perhaps more diverse than any other simple product in the world.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Albany and Southwest Georgia in October 1912

HISTORY: Daily Albany Herald news from October 1912

Downtown Albany boasted of 4,280 feet of “White Way”electric street lights, and a judge rules that “nagging” is not sufficient grounds for a man to divorce his wife.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at South Georgia news in the fall of 1899 | QUIZ

HISTORY: See what was making news in Albany and Southwest Georgia in autumn months of 1899

The tin roof of the courthouse got a new coat of paint and Crow Country Corn Whiskey was available for 75 cents per quart at the local drug store.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at September singers Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly and Otis Redding | POLL

HISTORY: Stellar but brief were the lives of three music legends.

A look back at September-born musicians, all gone by the age of 30 or younger.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, Aug. 31, 2014

HISTORY: On this Labor Day eve, enjoy this hodgepodge of work-related facts.

In America, office politics account for 47 percent of work-related distractions leading to a reduction in productivity

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back Aug. 24, 2014

HISTORY : The Robin Williams that made so many people laugh

Upon the death of Robin Williams, his wife asked that the beloved comedian be remembered for the joy he brought to audiences everywhere. That is just what this column will do.

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