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Conventions and the unconventional in 1928

The original caption that accompanied this photo collage in the Great Bend Tribune this week in 1928 read: Amelia Earhart, Boston’s “Lady Lindy,” Wilmer Stultz, Crack big ship pilot, and Lou Gordon, mechanic, flying the tri-motored plane, Friendship, arrived in Burry Estuary, off Burry Port, Wale...

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Each week we’ll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We’ll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what “the rest of the story” turned out to be.

Ninety years ago today, the Republican National Convention nominated Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover for President, and Senator Charles Curtis, Kansas, for Vice President. News from the convention was heavily reported in the Great Bend Tribune that week, with attention paid to dissenters, mostly farmers.
The controversy centered ...

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