Peek at the PastPublished 9:42am Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Here are highlights in history for Dec. 20, gleaned from the files of the Albert Lea Tribune:
1988 — Members of Albert Lea’s Company A of the Minnesota National Guard collected clothing items for earthquake victims in Armenia.
1978 — A fire the previous day destroyed the Rasco Products Co. building in Clarks Grove. Firemen from Geneva and Hollandale assisted the Clarks Grove department with this blaze.
1948 — Several boxcars of shelled corn donated by area farmers to the Christian Rural Overseas Program left the city, destined for Europe to feed war survivors.