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Hemphill History: Big Show Coming

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“Palmer Bros. World’s Greatest Three Ring Wild Animal Show will exhibit in Canadian on April 23. It is enough to justify anyone taking an interest in this event, for the show contains, nothing but the highest class acts. One act alone, that of the full grown, jungle bred African Lions, would more than repay you for a visit to this mammoth enterprise. Then the bears, in their fun provoking and roller skating act, is another that should not be missed.
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River Valley Pioneer Museum | Canadian, Texas

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In 1918 until spring 1919, the “Spanish flu” circled the globe. It is estimated that 500 million worldwide were infected, which was about a third of the world’s population at the time. An estimated 50 million worldwide died from the virus or from complications of it. The 1918 pandemic killed approximately 3 percent of the world’s population, including a staggering 675,000 in the United States.
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What’s Cookin’ in Canadian

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Fly-fishing is like therapy for the spirit, a solitary sport that can be enjoyed during these troubling times of social distancing. And it is so nice to have friends willing to share their waterways. Being in nature may be reward enough, but it is even better when you can bring home fresh trout for dinner. Tina Jarosek shared this recipe that she found online at the Crystal Lake Adventures website. The recipe calls for 10 fish fillets but can easily be adjusted.
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River Valley Pioneer Museum | Canadian, Texas

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Last week, the new coronavirus officially arrived in Canadian with a positive test. Thankfully, it was fashionably late and gave us extra time to prepare with hoarding toilet paper. The following words are ones I never in a million years thought I would say: One day, I will tell my grandchildren stories about the “Great Toilet Paper Scare of 2020.”