Lone Ranger In Yankton
By Loretta Sorensen
In a round-about way, it was World War II that brought world-renowned actor Brace Beemer, national radio’s Lone Ranger, to Yankton, South Dakota, on September 4, 1944. Beemer was the main attraction that year at the WNAX Radio 570 Midwest Farmer Day. The event was organized in 1942 to recognize farmers in the five-state area for their ““outstanding war production.”
The War began in 1939. June 6, 1944 was D-Day, the day Allied forces landed in Normandy, France. Throughout that year, on Europe’s war front, America and her allies were pushing back the advance of the Nazi regime.
Back home, in communities like Yankton, businessmen and farmers had been doing their part to help win the War from the start.
Read the entire story in the latest edition of Living Here magazine.
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