70 Years Ago
A large crowd, estimated by Iola police officers at 25,000-30,000, enjoyed the 1949 Armistice Day celebration in perfect weather. The Hon. Errett P. Scrivner, Congressman from this district, was the principal speaker at the bandstand at noon. The afternoons parade was two miles in length and included 27 bands, 29 elaborate floats and scores of other entries. Beginning at 9 p.m. the four dances were the center of attraction and all were jammed with dancers and spectators.
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