Happy National Squirrel Appreciation Day! This bushy-tailed...

Happy National Squirrel Appreciation Day! This bushy-tailed holiday is a recent one, having been created in 2001 by Christy Hargrove, a wildlife rehabilitator in Asheville, North Carolina.

And, while it's a little a corny, we'd be nuts not to take this perfect opportunity to post this small news item from the July 1953 issue of Newport News, featuring DuPont employee Allen Ridgaway and his pet squirrel Petey. This publication was edited and printed for the Newport Plant employees of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. in Newport, Delaware.

Hagley's holdings of this magazine include selected issues dating from 1947 to 1983. To view them online now, just click here.