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By John Davis

January 1950


October 31, 2017

It’s a long story how I came to research January, 1950, but, generally, it came about because I wanted to learn in detail about the big move of the Lower Hanover Canal in the 1940s or 1950s. That resulted in a wild goose chase that had, as an indirect effect, a review of the interesting world of January, 1950 seen through the lens of the Northern Wyoming Daily News.

1950 was full of big news, ranging from disputes with the Soviet Union (Russia), to national labor unrest, to the construction of Boysen dam.

In January 1950, President Truman spoke of the danger of a shooting war against Russ...

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