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The 40 & 8 Band passing by the First National Bank on F Street. The titles and symbols of the Forty & Eight reflect its First World War origins. Americans were transported to the battle front on French trains within boxcars stenciled with a “40/8”, denoting its capacity to hold either forty men or eight horses. This uncomfortable mode of transportation was familiar to all who fought in the trenches; a common small misery among American soldiers...
The American Legion Band posing on the steps of the Chaffee County Courthouse. Bob Rush Collection.