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In 1969, Rural Urban Mixer brought two ways of life together

Guys who cooked up the 1969 Rural Urban Mixer take a corn break. Standing from left are Don Tuttle, Walter Durniak, John J. Gann Jr., Bill Star and William Fitzner.
Photographer: Gazette file/Sid Brown
Guys who cooked up the 1969 Rural Urban Mixer take a corn break. Standing from left are Don Tuttle, Walter Durniak, John J. Gann Jr., Bill Star and William Fitzner.
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John J. Gann Jr. was worried about the future. It was the summer of 1969, and city dwellers were becoming annoyed with urban conditions. They were moving to the country, and suburban developments were becoming common sights. Now, city problems such as preservation of open and farm lands, rising taxes, pollution and traffic congestion were becoming country problems. “I don’t think it is inevitable, but by the way things are going, it is probable that ...

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