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Posted By: Dick Johnson
Posted On: Monday December 2, 2019 at 12:25 PM
Life in the 1950's,
The 1950s was an exciting time to live. Crime was low, children could freely play outside, Elvis was rocking and rolling and kids were going "steady." Here are just a few fun facts about the golden age of the 1950s:

Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes president in 1953.

Gas cost only 20 cents gallon.

The color television set was introduced.

Smokey the Bear becomes a household name.

In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that it is unconstitutional to have racial segregation in public schools.

Disneyland opens up in California in 1955.

Otis Elevator installs the first self-service elevator in Dallas.

Silly Putty was introduced to the world.

Alaska & Hawaii become the 49th and 50th states to join the United States of America in 1959.

Pogo sticks and hula-hoops were popular toys in the 50's.

In 1955, on a public bus in Montgomery, Alabama, a brave woman by the name of Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat.

In 1950, "Peanuts" and the Charlie Brown character is born.

Dr. Jonas Salk develops a vaccine for polio in 1955.

The first modern credit card was introduced.

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