THIS DAY IN HISTORY: March 7 in photos

1947 - This Walgreen Drug Store, at Calhoun Street and Washington Boulevard, celebrated its grand opening March 7 and 8, 1947. It was the city's second Walgreen store, with the first at Calhoun and Berry streets.
1955 - The American Bowling Congress took over Memorial Coliseum on March 7, 1955, to convert the building to a giant bowling alley with 38 lanes for the Congress' 52nd annual tournament.
2000 - Southern Utah's Nate Pugmire (35) and Valparaiso's Raitis Grafs (22) battle for the loose ball while Pugmire's teammate Chris Wallen (40) looks to help in the championship game of the 2000 Mid-Continent Conference Basketball Tournament Tuesday night in the Coliseum.
2001 - Eighth grade students move through the halls at Indian Springs Middle School, Columbia City, Tuesday, March 7. The school was built, in part, to accommodate growth in the area based on past census results and opened in 1997.
2001 - Lowe's employee Steve Powell places labels on lamp in a display at the new Lowe's store at 6931 N. Lima Rd. Wednesday, March 7.
2001 - Clint Scott an employee at Admetco in Kendallville monitors the progress of a machine used to sort scrap copper from the old plastic coating and insulation that covered it when it was once electrical wiring.
2008 - Concordia Lutheran's gymnastics team, joins Bishop Dwenger as the two teams from the Huntington North Regional that will compete in the state finals after finishing in the top two spots. The Saints repeated as champions, outpacing second-place Concordia Lutheran 108.00-104.00 on Friday at Huntington North.
2009 - Elmhurst girls basketball coach Mark Redding, an Elmhurst graduate, jumps in celebration of the Trojans' first-ever team state championship after his team beat the Owen Valley Patriots 62-59 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
2011 - A sign of spring, a field full of Robins on Old Mill Road Monday afternoon at least 20 birds were hunting for food, some more successful then others.
2011 - Canada Geese swim where children would normally play at Foster Park. The St Mary's River was continuing to drop Monday morning. The water over the weekend came to the lip of the play area.
2015 - The former headquarters of United Auto Workers Local 57, which once represented 10,000 International Harvester employees, burned Wednesday. The plant closed in 1983, but the union's identity is still visible on the wall.

News-Sentinel.com takes a daily look back at some of the historical people and events from our archives for this day of the calendar year through the years. We hope you enjoy our gallery.

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