Clipped From Traverse City Record-Eagle

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1969 SEVENTY-THIRD Nixon To Troop X'^-^^z^^^^'Sw^^x^S^f'' <~s ~.iKdi«iic^^^7*..:"^ ! .»a<j^iUiiSi«ili^.-i-j ; .ii.J»~^»....i- MUSEUM ATTRACTION—Alfred B. Jahraus inspects a cigar store Indian which belonged to his grandfather, Alfred W. Jahraus of Traverse City, many years ago and which has been an attraction at Con Foster Museum in Traverse City's Clinch Park for some 20 years. Jahraus has been a summer resident of the community for many years, but did not know until this summer that the Indian had belonged to the family. The pewter statue appraised at one time at $4,000 once guarded the front door of a Front street cigar store operated by the grandfather, Alfred W. Jahraus. Many years later it was found in the basement of what is now the U&I Cocktail Lounge, 214 E. Front, refurbished at a local casket factory, and presented to Traverse City American Legion post. Wilbur G. Watson of Traverse City, a longtime Legion member and officer, recalls that about 1948 the "redskin" was made available to the museum for dis- p i ay . The Jahraus grandson is a resident of Pittsburgh, Pa. and is a pilot for Allegheny Airlines. (R-E Photo by Dann Perszyk)

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  1. Traverse City Record-Eagle,
  2. 05 Aug 1969, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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