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1945-1954: ten amazing years that transformed America

The big boom

1945 JANUARY January 6, 1945: Ten-year-old Elvis Presley goes shopping with his mother, Gladys, and buys his first guitar. It costs $7.75. Pentecostal Holiness preacher Oral Roberts, twenty-six, has just ended his three-year Shawnee, Oklahoma, ...


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