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Location of Mull/Harter memorial
[February 10] The location of the Mull-Harter memorial service scheduled for Tuesday morning has been changed. It will now be at the Assembly of God Church on Patton Road in Great Bend.
The service for Glenn and Elaine Mull, daughter Amy Harter, and granddaughter Samantha will begin at 10 a.m. The church is at 601 Patton.
Memorial Tuesday for Mulls and Harters
[February 7] The memorial service for Glenn and Elaine Mull and Amy and Samantha Harter will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Community Church, along McKinley Street north of Railroad Avenue in Great Bend.
The four died Monday when their Gulfstream turboprop crashed in Bellevue, Tennessee, as it was preparing to land.
Friends may sign the register from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned.
Memorial donations may be given to the Golden Belt Foundation for future community development, in care of Beckwith Mortuary, P.O. Box 477, Larned 67550. Condolences may be left for the family at www.beckwithmortuary.com.
Full obituaries for our friends and relatives appear on the Beckwith Mortunary website.
"We are deeply grateful for the courage and strength of Glenn Mull in his final moments" -- A Nashville mother, Lindsay Ferrier, wrote an open letter to Kansans to thank Glenn for guiding the plane away from a crowded YMCA.
A nice story about the Mulls and Harters and their contributions to the Pawnee Rock, Larned and Great Bend communities appeared in the Great Bend Tribune.
Pawnee Rock dedication, 1912
People walk to Pawnee Rock for the state park dedication on May 12, 1924. This photo was made on the northern edge of town, near where the big ditch is. Larry Smith sent this postcard image.
[February 3] The photo that appeared last week on the homepage reminded me of a description of the dedication ceremony of the state park found in Shiela Sutton Schmidt's book, "Pawnee Rock: A Brief history of the Rock," published in 1986.
"The glorious occasion of the dedication of Pawnee Rock Historical State Park finally arrived. Eight thousand people from all over the State of Kansas came for the ceremony. The Santa Fe Railroad added six extra passenger cars that day. Seven hundred carriages and seven hundred automobiles brought people to Pawnee Rock."
For historical perspective, the following things also happened in the previous five months of 1912 and may have been talked about by those 8,000 attendees:
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