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Christmas 1942

In 1942, Bing Crosby released his famous hit single “White Christmas.” Rolling Stone magazine listed it as one of the 15 best whistling songs of all time. According to Songfacts, it is historically the biggest selling Christmas song of all time, and was the biggest selling song of all time u...

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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.

Here’s a bit of trivia.  Of every decade from the 1870s to present day with a year that ended in “2”, only 1942 was actually published on Christmas Day.  Of course, there is no one around any longer to ask who and for what reason the newspaper ...


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