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anthony ribeiro.mp3
Anthony describes his experiences as a cook with the 101st Signal Battalion during the Korean War.

Anne Fitzgerald, a friend of Anthony's, accompanied Mr. Riberio to the interview and also asked him questions.

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Stanford is on the left; Alex is on the right.

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Stan talks about his service with 82nd Seabees on islands in the Pacific such as Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and Okinawa. The other voice towards the end of the interview is Alex Strohmayer's. For information additional about the 82nd Seabees (also…

alex strohmayer.mp3
Alex talks being a B-17 bomber pilot with the 381st Bomb Group. When Alex says "ship", he is referring to aircraft.For additional information about Alex Strohmayer, please click on this…

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This was a recreation of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
At this attraction actors playing firefighters and members of the audience (including children) helped "put out" the fire.

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The amusement park opened in 1960 and closed in 1964.

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These boats were floating on a body of water that was created to look like The Great Lakes.
The tugboat is in the foreground; the sternwheeler is behind it.

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This farm was sponsored by Borden's Diary, which was in The Great Plains part of the park.

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This "spacecraft" was sponsored by Braniff International Airways. This ride was in Satellite City, a futuristic part of the park.

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Staged train robberies occasionally occurred on it in the Wild West part of the park.
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