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Thursday - March 8, 2018 8:43 am

Hey, we're near the interstate, too! Cashton wanted attention 44 years ago

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In early 1974, folks in Cashton were complaining that their town wasn't posted on signs near I-90 exits, so drivers trying to get to Cashton didn't know where to get off.  The most convenient exit was Highway 27, on the west side of Sparta.

Almost all new TV programming in the U.S. was "In Color" by 1974, but the country only had 22 million color TV's...and many of them seemed to be catching on fire at an alarming rate.  The National Commission on Product Safety identified more than 100 color TV models that were considered fire hazards...including RCA, Magnavox, Sylvania, and Philco.

The Village Country Kitchen in La Crosse was advertising a carry-out special for 16 pieces of Country Boy fried chicken and a tub of fries for only $3.95.  The Country Kitchen was just a short distance from the KFC at Losey Boulevard and State Road...44 years ago, 1974, yesterday in La Crosse.


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Brad Williams

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from U-W-La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area.  Brad writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse.  He's been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.  

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