Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hutchinson, KS, 1946

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.


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

  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.

  3. Interesting photo! Thanks for sharing.

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

    Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

  5. I have two pins that are for the Diamond Pow wow. One has May 16, 17 & 18 which matches this story but the other pin has April 24, 25 & 26. Can you tell me the which pow wow was the second dates?