Sputnik 1 orbits the earth

Events of 1957:

    Common Market established

    Sputnik launched by USSR, initiating the Space Race

    Ghana becomes independent

    Little Rock schools integrated

    Milwaukee Braves win World Series 

    Top Song:  Too Much by Elvis Presley

    Best Movie Oscar:  The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Most popular TV show: Gunsmoke

Tired of city living, and wanting some land and a garden, my father and my Uncle John bought an acre of land in Troy from old Mr. Young.  They split it in half, and each built a nice ranch house, doing much of the work themselves.

My parents studied hard, passed their tests, and became naturalized American citizens. You can see their official photos below.

  1956        1958





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