Chinook Senior Center offering presentations about local history


March 8, 2023

This iconic photo shows one of the two C-141 Air Force cargo planes that crashed nine miles north of Harlem in 1992. Last November was the 30th anniversary of the crash. Darwin Zellmer, who took this photograph, and Kraig Hansen, Fire Chief in Harlem when the air disaster occurred, will share some of their memories of the crash and the community's response at a program on Tuesday, March 21 at

The Chinook Senior Center is offering two free presentations related to local and regional historical events. The presentations were first hosted by the Blaine County Museum in the winter. Senior center board members felt the topics would be of interest to the Center's clients as well. It was observed that many seniors, leery of the icy winter conditions and bad travel conditions, likely opted not to attend the winter programs.

According to Peggy Perry, chair of the Center's board of directors, "These historical presentations are an attempt to provide more varied services and programming for o...

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