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Old 04-30-2020, 02:58 PM
Location: NW Indiana
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When I was growing up, we had the 1956 edition of World Book Encyclopedia. I loved reading the books and learning about so many different subjects. They were beautifully illustrated. I have happy memories of devouring the books for hours on end, especially during summer vacation from school.

I wish we had saved the books. When my dad was dying, decades ago, he sold his house with everything in it, and I'm sure the World Book set was still there. What a shame.

Here's what our set looked like. https://www.ebay.com/i/223930711845?chn=ps

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Old Yesterday, 05:49 AM
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My mother bought the complete Encyclopedia Brittanica when I was a toddler. We still have it. Many of those details (on countries) are good to know for how those countries once existed, if that makes any sense.
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Old Yesterday, 06:10 AM
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Yes; we had a set of world book that I would use for looking up things. Also brings back memories of "Highlights for Children" subscription I had. As a young child loved getting this magazine in the mail addressed to me.
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Old Today, 01:27 PM
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Yes. Late 60s early 70s. hard to remember exactly.
What I do remember is getting a new book each month. Each book was a new letter. S and T each were split up into two books. By the time J and K came around, A and B were already outdated. Encyclopedias as complete sets were very expensive and so letter of the month were often used by families. I do not miss that encyclopedia. By the time we got all the volumes and the index, it was hardly used because of so many new things happening in the world. I am now too spoiled by the internet.
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