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july 26, 1951

A number of important changes have taken place, or soon will, along Main Street in Marion, and most of the events are directly caused by the recent flood.

One of the hardest hit of the flood-devastated cities of Central Kansas, Marion is embarking this weekend on the most unusual undertaking in its history — a citywide “”Flood Sale,” unusual because this joint enterprise is designed to clear the entire city of merchandise of all types that were touched by the flood.

Marion Chamber of Commerce has dubbed this three-day event “Operation Bootstrap,” a name that speaks for itself.’

An irreplaceable loss has been suffered at Marion City Library as a result of the flood. An estimated 90 percent of all the contents has been damaged and very little of it can be salvaged.

A number of important changes have taken place, or soon will, along Main Street in Marion, and most of the events are directly caused by the recent flood.

Ed Sandwell has announced that the Sanitary Market will take over the east location of the new American Legion Memorial Building, vacated after the flood by Marion Electric Shop which will move into a display location at the Marion Motors and Machinery building on the hill.

Boyer Jewelry has taken over the Rainbow Café location in the Case building with the Rainbow out of business since the flood.

Harlan Zager has purchased the Fred Lee and Sons furniture store and has renamed it Marion Furniture and Appliance.

Gound Motor Company has purchased the building now occupied by Haas Furniture and Appliance and by Buck’s Ready-to-wear store. No plans have been announced by the other three locations in that block.

Frank Hollar’s Farmer’s Produce has purchased the stock and fixtures of McGhay Produce and Mr. and Mrs. Jess Coons have sold their café to Mr. and Mrs. Milt Miller.

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