Boomer Wednesday

The wreckage of a twin engine Convair 240 plane lies in a wooded area near McComb, Miss., on Oct. 20, 1977. The small plane had 26 people on board, and six were killed in the crash, including three members of The Lynyrd Skynyrd Band. (AP Photo)

Each Wednesday the Citizen Tribune shares a photo from the formative years of the Boomer Generation. Born from 1946 to 1964, the Boomer Generation was created when the members of the G.I. Generation returned from World War II. There were 79,907,844 Boomer Generation children born. The formative years for Boomers range from the late 1940s through the late 1970s.

The Boomer Generation was influenced by the rapid economic growth of the 1950s and the social unrest of the 1960s. They tend to see America as the world’s North Star, are idyllic and patriotic. Boomers were at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement, the Women’s Movement and the ecology movement. They see themselves as the forever young generation.

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Construction progresses rapidly on Wheeler Dam on the Tennessee River, near the city of Florence, Ala., Nov. 14, 1934. All of the operations being conducted by the Tennessee Valley Authority will be visited by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during his projected trip through the south. The p…

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The sights of Broadway are pointed out to some of the Grand Ole Opry troupe outside the Palace Theatre in New York City, November 2, 1955. From left are Irving Berger, manager of the Palace; Roy Acuff; Ruby Wells; Kitty Wells; Johnnie Wright; and Jack Anglin.

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A swan takes a swim in the park, after the River Avon in Stratford upon Avon burst it’s banks Wednesday Nov. 1, 2000. Many areas of Britain are under emergency flood warnings after storms, heavy rain and winds have left a trail of devastation over large areas of the country.

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Anti-nuclear demonstrators in Halloween masks hold up vivid placards in front of the New York Stock Exchange, Oct. 29, 1979. More than 1,000 demonstrators, accompanied by a brass band playing circus music, tried in vain to close the Stock Exchange on the 50th anniversary of the 1929 stock market crash.

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A truck carries a load of beer kegs in a beer parade and demonstration held in Newark, N.J., Oct. 28, 1932. More than 20,000 people took part in the mass demand for repeal of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution.

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Willie Nelson, shown in this file photo from Oct. 22, 1998, won the “Vote Don’t Mess With Texas” contest, a promotion to further the state’s anti-litter campaign. Voters selected Nelson as the state’s favorite spokesperson in the 12-year aim to reduce roadside litter.