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Custer in the News
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CITY RESIDENT RECALLS DAY CUSTER DIED

(Monroe Evening News, June 25, 1951)

Mrs. Frederick F. Kolb, 91, today, mother of Mrs. C.W. Beck of 412 Humphrey St., vividly remembers the day she was 16, just 75 years ago today, when news was received here of the Custer massacre. She recalls the tolling of the bells every hour throughout the day, the gatherings of people on street corners talking in stunned and hushed voices and the general gloom that settled over the little town.

Mrs. Kolb also remembers the arrival a month later of Mrs. Custer and her three widowed relatives and friends when they came back to Monroe to live in the Custer homestead.

(Monroe Evening News, June 25, 1951)

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