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Based on these Lebanon Mall photos from 1975, can you name the shops that are there today?

NO CHEATING! You can check your answers in the latest edition of Enterprise, the Valley News’ quarterly business magazine (edited by our own UV INDEX co-creator Amanda Newman) that is on newsstands and online at enterprise.vnews.com.

BTW, are you following the Valley News on Instagram @vnewsuv yet? Because we are borrowing this post from the #valleynewsthrowback hashtag, one of my favorite projects that I get to work on each week with photo editor Geoff Hansen!

Lebanon Pet, Aquarium and Tack Shop on the Lebanon Mall in late 1975. (Valley News photograph) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

The Shoetorium on the Lebanon Mall in late 1975. (Valley News photograph) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

National Bank of Lebanon near the Lebanon Mall in late 1975. (Valley News photograph) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

McNeill’s Drug Store on the Lebanon Mall in late 1975. (Valley News photograph) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

The Colonial Bookshoppe on the Lebanon Mall in late 1975. (Valley News photograph) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Woolworth’s on the Lebanon Mall in late 1975. (Valley News photograph) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lebanon cop cars: 1963 vs. 2018

This week’s #valleynewsthrowback on the @vnewsuv Instagram features a “sleek Ford Guardian equipped with a spotlight, enlarged domelight and 220-horsepower engine” from 1963, when Lebanon police debuted a West Lebanon patrol position.

A new patrol car for West Lebanon, N.H., a division of the Lebanon Police Department, was made official on April 17, 1963, when Police Chief Clarence Wright, at right, presented the car keys to West Lebanon patrolman Merle Eaton, center. On hand to view the sleek Ford Guardian equipped with a spotlight, enlarged domelight and 220-horsepower engine, was Lebanon City Manager Roland Dubay. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Compare that against these cruisers:

… or this truck:

This week’s #tbt features Mr. Rogers, bc won’t you be my neighbor?

Also it’s timely because Dartmouth announced yesterday that Mindy Kaling will deliver this year’s commencement address! Woop woop.

Television personality Fred McFeely Rogers waits in line before the start of Dartmouth College’s graduation ceremony in Hanover, N.H., on June 9, 2002. As Rogers returned to his seat after giving the commencement speech, one person in the crowd yelled, “We love you, Mr. Rogers.” (Valley News – Tom Rettig) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

More throwbacks at the #valleynewsthrowback hashtag on the @vnewsuv Instagram.

tbt: The 1965 car show at Leverone Field House

Find more at the #valleynewsthrowback hashtag on the @vnewsuv Instagram!

The Leverone Field House in Hanover, N.H., was the scene of hectic activity as workmen labored to clear booths and displays from the highly successful Trades Fair to make room for the 15th annual North Country Auto Show, sponsored by the Hanover Lions Club on March 27, 1965. Once the spacious field house was cleared, auto dealers from throughout the Upper Valley, moved their line of 1965 cars into pre-designated spots. Capturing a choice spot, located just inside one of the many entrances, was Baker and Heijn of White River Junction, Vt. Their display of foreign compacts and sports cars drew the attention of young and old and young at heart. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

#tbt: Deja vu, when it comes to Lebanon school building votes

The photo below is from 1995. And just this week, voters rejected another plan related to school buildings in Leb. More #valleynewsthrowback pics at the hashtag!