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MARY BRASWELL: Looking back at life in 1914, 1939, 1964 and 1989.

HISTORY COLUMN: Take a trip back 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago.

As one year ends and another begins, here is a look back at events, prices and people from 1914, 1939, 1964 and 1989.

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MARY BRASWELL: What did you get for Christmas?

OPINION: Some presents do not need bright paper and bows to shine

Not all the best gifts can be found under the tree.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Christmas quotes

HISTORY COLUMN: Christmas is a time people share their thoughts about

From Bob Hope to Clarence Clemons, read what famous people have said about Christmas.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back - Dec. 15, 2013

HISTORY: Let's go shopping for American-made gifts.

From bats to boots, here is look at just some gift possibilities that are proudly “Made in America.”

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back - December 1893

FEATURES COLUMN: Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. Here is a look back through the December 1893 pages of The Albany Heral

Georgia school teachers were to be paid quarterly, it was a felony to engage in mob violence and possum hunting was popular … all in 1893.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back - Dec. 1, 2013

HISTORY COLUMN: A look back at classic toys

Toys are nominated annually for induction into the Toy Hall of Fame. Some of the inductees are predictable, others not so much.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at John F. Kennedy

HISTORY: This week is a look back at the life and assassination of President John F. Kennedy, who died 50 years ago.

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell writes about interesting events, places and people from the past.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at veterans and war

HISTORY: Here is a look back at veterans, wars and facts surrounding the two

Veterans Day is a salute to all the men and women who have and are serving to protect the freedom enjoyed by all Americans.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back - 1973

HISTORY COLUMN: A look back at 1973, Annette Bowling’s first year at Albany Advocacy Resource Center.

In honor of Annette Bowling, here is a look back at the world 40 years ago.

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BRASWELL: Looking Back - Oct. 27, 2013

A look back at the life and works of author Stephen King.

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Looking Back: Oct. 13, 2013

History column

A look back at the legendary Vincent Price.

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LOOKING BACK: Oct. 6, 2013

History column

Mary Braswell takes you on a look back to pages of The Albany Herald in October 1899.

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LOOKING BACK: The U.S. Constitution

History column by Mary Braswell

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. This week, Mary focuses on the U.S. Constitution. The document will be 226 years old on Tuesday.

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BRASWELL: Looking Back - Sept. 8, 2013

A look back at historical tidbits in Albany, Georgia and the United States.

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Looking Back at Labor Day

History column

Here is a look at a hodgepodge of labor-related trivia.