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Cutting edge technology

Hollie Newton • Apr 13, 2014 at 7:40 AM

50 years ago, 1964: Sen. Barry Goldwater said he would change his campaign tactics to protect himself against what he called overexposure to the press. He said he and Gov. Nelson Rockefeller suffered from overexposure, not of the electorate, but of the press.

25 years ago, 1989: The newest service at the Sandusky Library was the telefax. Fax was the nickname for facsimile machines, electric wonders that sent images over phone lines to another fax which spit out a replica. The general public could send items locally for 25 cents per page. A telephone credit card was needed for long distance calls.

10 years ago, 2004: March 28, 1929, J.C. Penney opened its local doors in downtown Sandusky. "The opening was held Wednesday night and Thursday and an estimated 5,000 viewed the new store." The Star Journal, the Register's predecessor, quoted. The store was one of 375 stores the company opened in 1929.

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