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Over the past weeks, several area residents have contacted the Times-Record to share their recollections of early Winter Shows. We thought we would share their stories with our readers, and maybe jog some memories of your own.
Calvin Lettenmaier of Sanborn has fond memories of the North Dakota Winter Show, and with good reason. He has attended every Winter Show since its inaugural season in 1938, only missing one year during his military service in 1946.
The Winter Show came about at a time when the country was slowly recovering from the Great Depression, Lettenmaier said.