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Vintage Footage of Opryland USA Theme Park from 1988 [Video]

Oh my goodness!  This video brings back a ton of childhood memories. Last year here at WBKR.com, I shared a story called Remembering Opryland USA: The Home of American Music.  That blog contained some vintage footage of the park.  Thanks to YouTube, I found some more.  Check this out.  It's a video from the summer of 1988 courtesy of Derek Fugate.  You're going to see footage of some of your favorite rides and attractions from Opryland, including the famous Wabash Cannonball.

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Jimmy Fallon Addresses the Orlando Nightclub Shooting in a Moving Opening Monologue

It wasn't until I saw a shared video from a friend on Facebook that my emotions, opinions, and feelings about this world all started to make sense. Leave it to funny-man Jimmy Fallon to sum up what we all need to hear in the wake of a tragedy like this one.

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What Makes Us Human? Francine Tells Her Story of a Childhood in the Holocaust

Born in 1933, Francine Christophe was deported with her mother at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1944. Her small act of kindness during the war changed lives dramatically.

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August is the New October – Join the Evansville Germania Maennerchor for the 53rd Annual Volksfest 2014

 

Kraut, sausages, bands and beer gardens. You'll find all that and lederhosen, too! The Germania Mannerchor Volksfest is an Evansville tradition that celebrates our German Heritage starting at lunch and ending well into the evening. This year, the folks at Germania will be celebrating the 100th birthday of their building.

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Historic Newburgh, Inc. Receives 2014 National Main Street Accreditation

 

Historic Newburgh, Inc. has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street® programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to historic preservation and community revitalization through the Main Street Four Point Approach®.

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The Milk Man and the Good Old Days

Ahhh, the good old days...they were just so...good!  As a kid, I remember walking out onto the front porch and picking up the milk bottle after the milk man had dropped it off.  Yes, the milkman!  Remember those days?  Remember opening the milk bottle and scooping off the top layer of cream?

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Overeating Brings Back Memories of Yesteryears’ Television Commercials

Jenny and I hosted a Mother’s Day get-together yesterday, which was nice because it gave my mother-in-law a break from hosting the family

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(Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science via Facebook)
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Free Lecture at Evansville Museum’s New World War II Exhibit

The Legacies of WWII exhibit will remain at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science through July 2nd. And you're invited to a special presentation on Friday, May 16th.

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(Dave Westrich)
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Gas Station Signs Take Me Back to the “Good Old Days”

Jenny and I were traveling along State Road Highway 61 in Warrick County between Boonville and Lynnville, when I spied several old gas station signs peeking out from behind a house along the road...

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Audubon State Park’s Civil War Living History Weekend Begins Friday

I blogged about this event recently, relating my own Civil War reenactment experience with Jenny when we (stupidly) took our two dogs with us to the reenactment.  This time, I'm not trying to relate anything personal to you about this reenactment.  I simply want to remind you that this event is taking place at Audubon State Park this weekend! 

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