Jan 8 - Minot Memories - Front Page Headlines

posted by Dave Lehner - 

July 1972 -- Top stories on the front page of the newspaper…. The US Senate voted to increase the hourly minimum wage to $2.20 which would give much bigger paychecks to many people however the House wanted a minimum wage of $2.00 per hour  ….. Speed Limits were being painted on some streets in addition to the standard metallic signs….. the State Fair attendance had surpassed 100,000 and was on track to beat the previous record of 157, 884 – events still to happen that year included Auto racing, an auto destruction derby, tractor pulling contest and Grand Ole Opry stars Jack Greene and Jeannie Seely  also Appearing were Tommy Cash,  Liz Anderson, Carl Smith and David Rogers 

State Fair Entrance

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