Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hutchinson, KS, 1946



Hutchinson
Diamond Pow Wow

Photo: 1946, Hutchinson Diamond Pow Wow. William Arthur White (Arthur), mulatto, born 23 September 1890 in Trenton, Missouri, died 15 May, 1973 in Hutchinson, KS. Hopefully this was just a git-up, especially the gun, since Arthur was blind in his right eye.


The seventy-fifth anniversary of Hutchinson, KS celebrated its founding with the “Diamond Pow Wow.” This four day celebration was held May 15 - 18,1946, and featured street entertainment, parades, and a historical pageant. Three pages of pictures were taken and featured in the June 17 issue of Life.

4 comments:

  1. Just curious, what exactly was Diamond Pow Wow
    Great picture

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  2. Diamond is the symbol for a 75th anniversary. It was Hutchinson Kansas' 75th anniversary which was a big fair type celebration. Thanks for the question.

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  3. Interesting photo! Thanks for sharing.
    ~Regina

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  4. I love it. Photo and story. We just moved from Kansas last summer... very familiar territory. Thanks for sharing.

    Bill ;-)

    http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

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