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Cleanup week in Shelton, 1939

On May 11, 1939, the Journal announced Shelton's annual cleanup effort. "With the city offering its cooperation next week, Shelton's annual Cleanup Week will be from Monday May 15 through Saturday May 20. So, this little logging and rayon center should wake up and find itself all spic and span a week from Sunday morning."

City residents were asked to clean up their yards, clear out attics and basements, and scrub up the garage and woodshed. The resulting accumulation of unwanted junk and broken-down odds and ends could be piled in the alleys behind their homes, to be picked up by a city truck....


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