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Jack Klasey: Beckman Park Monument Mystery Solved

The following article is reprinted from the September 21, 2019 issue of the Kankakee Illinois County Daily Journal, with permission from the author, Jack Klasey.  The links throughout the article were added by me.  I hope you enjoy it.  Gary Jack Klasey: Beckman Park monument mystery solved For more than 50 years, people visiting Kankakee’s Beckman Park have been puzzled by a dome-shaped construction on a grassy area along the north side of Cobb Boulevard. …

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Huge Waterman Poster in Paris

A monster poster, 48 feet wide and 32 feet high, was erected by M. Jules Fagard in the late 1920’s on the Grande Boulevard in Paris.  Fagard was the head of Waterman’s French subsidery. Even though other pen companies such as Parker, Sheaffer and Wahl Eversharp  modernized by switching to celluloid pens, Waterman stuck to hard rubber (having just invested a small fortune developing colored hard rubber — think Rose Ripple, Olive Ripple and Blue-Green Ripple). Even though Waterman eventually …

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