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Decade remembered in special section Friday
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It was a time of economic prosperity with the opening of local industries such as Century Electric, Carrier, and Warren Shirt Company.It was a time of growth as Warren County Jail, McMinnville Country Club, Plaza Shopping Center, Vo-Tech, and West Elementary were among the many local facilities constructed.It was a time of controversy as city and county school officials bickered for nearly a decade, and protests began over the Vietnam War as local soldiers were killed in combat.It was the 1960s – a decade of great significance on the national level and in Warren County too.In the 1960s, the United States was rocking with the invasion of The Beatles, embarking on plans to build the World Trade Center, and marveling at the accomplishment of putting a man on the moon.The country also saw the introduction of Sprite, the Ford Mustang, and the first James Bond movie “Dr. No.” The first Super Bowl was played and “Sesame Street” made its debut.The 1960s were definitely a decade of note and the Standard is commemorating the era with our Back to the ’60s Bash this Saturday at the fairgrounds. To help get local residents in the mood, the newspaper has produced a special 1960s publication that will be included in Friday’s edition.The 1960s section will recount many of the major events that happened in Warren County and it will also touch on national milestones.