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Great Bend recognizes Civil War sesquicentennial

A bronze soldier, at arms rest, is mounted on a granite base. Inscriptions on bronze tablets read: "Erected and Dedicated By Ira D. Brougher ~ Department Commander To Pap Thomas Post No. 52 ~ Grand Army Of The Republic ~ Department Of Kansas ~ Veterans Of The War Of 1861 - 1865 ~ A.D. 1915 ~ Lest...

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The director of the National Park Service’s Monument Research and Preservation Program will inspect the Civil War soldier statue in Barton County’s courthouse square when he visits Great Bend on Monday, Oct. 24. Dr. Dennis Montagna will also speak that evening to the Barton County Historical Society, in a program that will be open to the public.

His topic for the Civil War Sesquicentennial celebration program is "Standing on the Border of Two Worlds: Mourning Our Civil War Dead in Garden Cemeteries." It will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24 in the Historical Society’s Ray ...

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