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1958: Heaviest Man dies in Bremen 60 years ago today

Robert Earl Hughes was a tall, wall-eyed country boy who grew up in Missouri who became the heaviest human being alive, tipping the scales at over 1,041 pounds—that is, until July 10, 1958, when he was laid low by the… Continue Reading →

Class of 1951… back in 1945

Here is Principal Cook with part of the 6th grade class in 1945, most of whom would graduate as part of the class of 1951. Click on an image to display a gallery. The photo was taken at what is… Continue Reading →

1996: Bremen’s town hall retro renovation

The above photo was taken in 2005, but the Bremen Town Hall didn’t always look like this. In the first half of the 20th century, the building on the southwest corner of Plymouth and Center streets was first the Union… Continue Reading →

1958: World’s heaviest man dies in Bremen

Robert Earl Hughes (4 June 1926 – 10 July 1958) was, during his lifetime, the heaviest human being recorded in the history of the world at over 1041 pounds. How was Bremen involved? Robert Hughes died here in Bremen. Recently,… Continue Reading →

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