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Myrl Billings

The obituary of Myrl Billings recalls his heroic deeds during WWI, which caused him to be awarded the French Croix de Guerre medal.


Victory kisses

Sending Victory Mail with lipstick kisses was not allowed during WWII. Major Orman V. Rowe recommended that correspondence be closed by adding XXX instead.


Old Pitts Chapel

The old Pitts Chapel at Jefferson and Phelps was sold in 1911 in preparation of the building the new chapel at Benton and Tampa. 


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