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The calm before the storm--summer fun before the start of the Great War in 1914

During the summer, circuit Chautauquas would tour the country setting up multi-day educational and entertaining events that included music and lecture. The tradition began in the early 1900s and continued well into the 1930s. This advertisement preceded the Great Bend Chautauqua of 1914.

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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.

A century ago this week, the popular vaudevillian dancer, actor and comedian Harry Fox first danced what would become known as the “foxtrot” at the New Amsterdam Roof Garden in New York City, according to the history website, It wouldn’t be long before the dance ...

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