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BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote

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"...you kind of have to set that aside and think of it as a curator..."
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David Shayt





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This boxed commemorative coin (issued earlier as recognition for a job well done) was recovered from...
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