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Ice Skates

Posted on July 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Exploring the Museum – Ice Skates

By Joanne Skelton, 1 July 2018

Do you have your own pair of ice skates? Ambrose Woodard (the father of Walter Woodard) didn't have any of his own back in January of 1949 when Cottage Grove had over a month of freezing weather. The water in Cottage Grove Reservoir was frozen hard enough that people were taking the opportunity to go skating. The Cottage Grove Sentinel of 20 January 1949 reported that over 1500 others...

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