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Marilyn Hagerty

THAT REMINDS ME: GF, 1939: Movies, baseball — and faint thunder from Europe

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It was 75 years ago when the Women’s Relief Corps of Grand Forks rose up to remember the “boys of 1861.”

The organizers had not forgotten the Civil War. And in April 1939, the women sold flowers so they could care for the graves of those who fought for the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic). They needed to raise $156.

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