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Miscellaneous Tue Mar 01 2011

Props to Ottawa, IL!

The far western 'burb has a book club that's been meeting continuously for over 100 years! Founded in 1910, the Zetema book club even made it through both world wars. They contributed to World War I by making bandages, and on Dec. 9, 1941, they were reviewing Berlin Diary by William Shirer when then-President Roosevelt declared war on Japan. Check out the full Tribune article for more facts about this long-lasting club.

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