By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

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1948: Legion district convention dazzles


May 18, 2023

• May 20, 1948

An estimated crowd of over 2,000 people in Hartley witnessed what old Legionnaires described as the finest parade in district convention history. The eight block long extravaganza was comprised of six bands, Legion and Auxiliary representatives and other entrants. Air cover was provided by a squadron from the Sioux City Air Base. Ingwer Hansen, of Hartley, was elected one of three district vice commanders in the first contested election that Legionnaires had experienced in years. The largest registration of any Auxiliary meeting in 1948 was also reported.

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