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Guns, killers, and an end to poll taxes in 1964

BEAR-LY big enough to see, but healthy enough to howl, is this six-day-old bear, the offspring of Pookey and Pester, bears at the city park zoo in 1964. Brit Spaugh weighted the bear in at about eight ounces, but said the full grown bear would eventually weigh around 400 lbs. “An indication ...

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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.

While 1963 brought the Beatles to America and the Million Man March brought Civil Rights to the forefront of the American psyche, 1964 is when the momentum that would change our culture really got going.  This week in history, readers of the Great Bend Daily Tribune contemplated the ...


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