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Movies, music and politics in 1914

In 1914, the Tribune ran an announcement that a city band would be formed. It is unknown what year this photograph of local musicians practicing together outside was taken. However, the uniforms appear to be from that era, and names on the back of the photo are those of known local musicians of...

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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.

On this date in 1914, Paramount Pictures was born.  The start-up company was organized by a Utah theatre owner, Independence, Kans. born W. W. Hodkinson.  Among movie nerds, he is known as The Man Who Invented Hollywood.     
He early jobs included delivering Western Union telegrams, trick bike riding ...


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