Green River Star -

By David Martin

Newspapers often give different historical view

Keeping the past alive


Look up the date Aug. 15, 1945 in any search engine and one will find a wealth of information about the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II.

Look up that week in the Green River Star, and a person will see a side of the conflict that doesn’t appear on Google, Yahoo! or Bing. A big, bold, headline reading “Green River rejoices war ending” spans the top of the page originally published Friday, Aug. 17, 1945. Below that headline are stories about the community’s role in the war, how the city’s residents celebrated the war’s end 12 minutes after a radio broadcast spread ne...

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