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A Michigan Polar Bear Confronts the Bolsheviks
September 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, September 8 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for the lecture, “A Michigan Polar Bear Confronts the Bolsheviks!” Have you seen the memorial statue of the polar bear in Causeway Park near the Cobb Plant? Come and hear the incredible story of WWI soldiers who later became known as the American Polar Bears! Private Godfrey Anderson, drafted into the United States Army during World War I, became a part of a military adventure that would find him doing battle in the frozen reaches of northern Russia. Gordon Olson, who served as Grand Rapids’ City Historian, will discuss Private Anderson and his fellow Polar Bears’ journey in this historical lecture.
This program is free and brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library. For more information, call (231) 722-8000.