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Snapshots: Acting Mayor Larchmont Votes, 1914

Snapshots: Acting Mayor Larchmont Votes, 1914

November 6, 1914- Former City Council President and acting Mayor Walter Larchmont warily casts his ballot in the emergency election called after Mayor Jonathan T. Sanders succumbed to influenza in October. Former Deputy Mayor Sanders himself had taken over after Mayor Jonah Woolsey fell to the disease in September. Larchmont needen’t have worried- he was…

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Snapshots: Demonstrating the Safety of Vaccine, 1956

Snapshots: Demonstrating the Safety of Vaccine, 1956

Caption on the reverse of the photo: “March 13– Dr. Archibald Vinson, head of the City Health Department, administers a dosage of polio vaccine to his granddaughter, Becky Simmons, in her classroom at Calvin Coolidge Elementary School, as a demonstration of his confidence in Dr. Jonas Salk’s new creation. – Harlow Barton, Clarion-Standard” In 1956,…

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Snapshots: The Great Flood of 1914

Snapshots: The Great Flood of 1914

Intersection of Ludlow and Barnham Streets, in the city’s Northside section, during the Great Flood of 1914. The late-January flood was a result of an unseasonable warm spell dumping the melted remains of the Great Blizzard of 1914 (which itself had also indirectly led to the Cronin & Sons sawdust factory explosion) into the already…

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Our Sister Cities: Ushuaia

Our Sister Cities: Ushuaia

Many American cities have ‘sister cities’ all over the world, and we are no exception. In fact, our city is nominally partnered with municipalities from every continent except Antarctica. And we’re not very far from having a partner down there, too. Our sister city in South America is Ushuaia, Argentina (pop. 30,000), the southernmost city…

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