Revak’s Market

June 29, 2012

Finishing up the week by staying in the 1940’s. Today you’ll learn about the Revak’s taking over Schmidt’s Meat Market in the Fall of 1949…

and here is an ad for the new store from the same issue of the Glimpses…

Too bad the coupon has expired.
Keep in mind the Revak’s were competing with the Higgin’s store…


Fire Department 83 Years Old

February 10, 2012

In February of 1954 the Glimpses ran an article about the Winfield Fire Department as it celebrated the 25th anniversary of its founding. As part of the article it included a mini history lesson about the department. In three segments (click each to enlarge).


“Town Center” 1947

January 27, 2012

I’m going to finish the week of 1940’s Glimpses items with a series of advertisements. These ads highlight what types of businesses were located downtown (and one on Roosevelt Road) in October of ’47. (click an ad to enlarge)

Seems like Al was a popular name back then. Have a nice weekend.