February 3, 1959, Appleton Post-Crescent
Just a sampling of what local businesses were providing the Twin Cities on this February day in 1959. I chuckled to myself to see that Mrs. Sewall, in her reweaving ad above the Twin City Beverages square, also does "davenports." I hadn't heard that word since I was a kid.
Also, in case this date catches the eye of some of our older readers, this is "the day the music died," when Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper lost their lives in a plane crash in Iowa. They had played in Green Bay just two nights before at the Riverside, after cancelling a performance in Appleton at the Cinderella Ballroom due to time constraints related to their broken-down tour bus.