You have to read alot of verbiage, yet the advertising in the Sherburne County Star News (in 1940) documents some interesting changes in the county. Electricity reached out to the citizens of Sherburne County to the point they need to consider re-wiring their homes. Meanwhile, the Bank of Elk River urges their customers to save a trip into the bank, and bank by mail. "We'll give the same careful attention as if you came in person."
Reading the advertising from a different era reveals a variety of changes to modern life.