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The front page of the July 27, 1933 issue of the Northern Tribune had several eye-catching headlines. Among them “Local Dog Again Wins at Show In Edmonton”, “Locked in Refrigerator for 1 Hr. and 10 Min”, and “Musical Treat In Store for People In Sexsmith”. The article I’ve chosen is headlined “Fined For Tearing Down Union Jack”. We live in a time when flags appear in everything from curtains to underwear to toe-nail art; this item recalls a time when flags were honored, and the defacing of a flag was treated seriously. A fine of “$10 and costs” in 1933 was quite substantial. You can view the other articles here.


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