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History Chat: Dean Kimble on growing up in the 1920s & 30s

Dean Kimble, son of Walter and Bertha [Dettbrenner] Kimble, gave a wonderful talk in 2009 on growing up in Bremen in the 1920s and 30s. Among other things, he talked about his grandfather, blacksmith August Dettbrenner, as well as his… Continue Reading →

History Chat: Dean Kimble and Kimble Furs

August 25, Dean Kimble, the 97-year-old former proprietor of Kimble Furs in Bremen, gave a History Chat at the Bremen History Center on the fur business over his 50+ years in it.

1938: when Bremen got air mail

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of air mail service in the US—and in an effort to promote the service during the Great Depression—the US Postmaster General designated May 15-21, 1938, “Air Mail Week”. Campaigns were launched with local postmasters,… Continue Reading →

Town marshals and chiefs of police

The new display for the police department includes a list of all the Bremen marshals and chiefs of police. To date, there have been 33 marshals and 5 chiefs of police. We all know the role of the town marshals… Continue Reading →

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