Letter: Super Bowl I was overshadowed
This year’s Super Bowl was No. 50 in that illustrious series.
How many Glenwoodites remember what they were doing on Super Bowl I day, or what significant event happened that day?
The date was Jan. 15, 1967. My wife, Mim, and I had been invited to a friend’s house to watch the game in color. Wow! Color TV had just come to Glenwood, and this would be our first chance to view any kind of program in color.
We were watching the game when suddenly the city’s fire alarm went off and rang for what seemed an eternity. Looking out the window, we could see a column of smoke coming from the downtown area.
Not wanting to interrupt our football watching, we stayed put.
After the game, we ventured downtown only to discover that the Glenwood Café and Andre’s Sweet Shop at 811 and 809 Grand Ave. had burned to the ground. Among the items lost were 39 paintings by local artist Jack Roberts. These were some of the early drawings that he did. It was a great loss.
That property is now occupied by a two-level business building housing a café and other shops.
Oh, by the way, Green Bay beat Kansas City 35-10. That’s how we spent Super Bowl I.
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