Motor Mole Sewer Service 6 June 1948, this has remained intact for a long time in the basement of a Dayton home. This company must have been busy because so many of the homes from the 40’s and 50’s still have this advert attached to a basement ceiling joist.
That’s 69 years ago, the company has long gone out of business, it was the year NASCAR started, Babe Ruth died, the long playing “33” record was invented, The Univis strike in Dayton pitted workers from Frigidaire Delco and GHR Foundry against the police and the National Guard.
ABC started TV services from Philadelphia, The worlds largest landfill opened on Staten Island, Truman became president, The Soviet Union began blocking broadcasts of the Voice of America, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations was founded, First monkey astronaut went into space from White Sands New Mexico, Israel declared independence, the first Land Rover built was shown at the Amsterdam motor show. Hell’s Angles motor cycle gang founded in California, the US Supreme Court ruled religious instruction in classrooms violated the constitution, The World Health Organization founded by the United Nations.
It’s amazing how we can look at something and not realize all that happened in the world, our country or even our city, in the year this sign was attached to that floor joist……. 1948.