Saturday, November 14, 2009

Albert Lea Tribune | Albert Lea’s outside link during the Armistice Day Blizzard

Looking Back
By Ed Shannon Albert Lea Tribune
Published Saturday, November 14, 2009

Mention the special day once known as Armistice Day to some folks and they might make a connection with the date of Nov. 11. Other folks can explain that this name was the official predecessor to the present Veterans Day.
For folks with memories of the past, the name of Armistice Day is firmly associated with one word: blizzard. And the one former resident so closely connected with the infamous Armistice Day Blizzard of 69 years ago is Sherman (Sherm) Booen.
(Above) This photo of Sherman (Sherm) Booen was taken in late 1937 when he became the announcer-engineer for Radio Station KATE. In fact, his voice was the first to officially be heard when the radio station started broadcasting on Oct. 27, 1937

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