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The Kansas Whirlwind: Peter Mehringer and Sports of the Depression Era

Date and Time: January 28, 2019, 7:00 PM CT

Location: Lyons Public Library, 201 W Main St, Lyons
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Presented by Laura Hartley

The Great Depression of the 1930s impacted all aspects of society, including sports. In Kansas, school athletics were increasingly limited and student athletes had to be resourceful. Wrestler Pete Mehringer did just that. Born in Jetmore, Mehringer was the son of German immigrants. With no wrestling program in his community, Mehringer took correspondence courses and practiced on his siblings. He was so good that the school hired him to be the high school wrestling coach while he was still a wrestler for the school! This presentation explores the incredible story of Mehringer and his rise to Olympic fame.

Sponsored by: Lyons Public Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Becky McBeth
(620) 257-2961

 

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