This Week in Marblehead History: 1969

Here's a look at some of the stories that were making headlines this week in 1969.

Every week, Marblehead Patch spins through Marblehead Messenger microfilm at Abbot Public Library to find out what was happening on this week in local history.

In 1969:

Generation Gap on Display: Anna Fuller's class at the Coffin School had several students sporting gap-toothed smiles. The gaps were their fallen front teeth. They posed for a photo and it was displayed prominently on the front page.

Gun Control in M'head: A photo display was devoted to civilians in Marblehead taking gun lessons from Marblehead police officers at the department's gun range. The residents were learning safety precautions, gun grips and firing instructions from officers Peter Clark and Dick Smith. 

Header with Seabee Unit Due Home from Vietnam: The good news for the new year for Mrs. Catherine Gutteridge of 81 Washington St. came this week with the news that her husband's mobile construction unit would be deactivated sooner than expected. Her husband, Bill Gutteridge, was the special services officer for the unit. 

5 Percent Interest: An advertisement for the Essex County Bank announced it was offering 5 percent interest on savings accounts.

Impala For Sale: A seller was offering a 1963 Chevrolet Impala, hard-top, for $495. It had just been serviced by expert mechanics.

Do you know anyone who was a town resident in 1963? Do you recognize any of these names or moments? Let us know in the comments section below.


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