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"Yes, it as after I was married. My parents got TV. And my wife and I – I was working in this small bank of this town, we drove out at night to watch the TV. I wasn't much. It was so fuzzy you could hardly see it. And every so often, we'd say, 'Oh, that's a good picture.' But, it was pretty bad. But, everybody would sit on the edge of their chairs and try to watch it.
   "We put up a big pole with a big antenna on top just to get a fuzzy picture. [Laughs.]"

Kelly Holthus on Early TV

   

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Pearl Harbor
Effect of the War
War to a 10-year-old
Rationing
Bomber Crash
School Consolidation
Electrification
Baseball
Wartime Labor Shortage
POWs
Postwar Boom
Banking in the 40s
Cash Flow Lending Now
Importance of Irrigation
Water Contamination
Split Brakes
Victory Gardens
DDT