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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+2169) one month ago
I somehow think I'm a bit late for this election (yes, more from the archaeological digs). I confess I am much fonder of the "this is what I will do" type of ad than I am the "they are bad" one (that forgets to say what the candidate's own plans are).

Does anyone happen to know when this would have been?

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Posted by Dick Ellingson (+1275) one month ago
Here's a little blurb about Mr. Klamm:

https://www.findagrave.co...rick-klamm
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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+2169) one month ago
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Thank you, Dick!
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Posted by David Schott (+18059) one month ago
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Dick, I think your link might point to the son of the John Klamm featured on that campaign card. I believe this might be the John Klamm you are looking for:

https://www.findagrave.co...rick-klamm
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Posted by Dick Ellingson (+1275) one month ago
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David, you could sure be right. I made a guess for the Mr. Klamm Junior based on his more modern looking glasses.
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Posted by Dick Ellingson (+1275) one month ago
It appears two of his daughters, MaeBelle and Idella, both of Vancouver, B.C. when he died, married the Herczeg brothers.
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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+2169) one month ago
Thanks to both of you. It is a challenge when there are seniors and juniors. I think I will try to catch Jake at Waterworks (open studio tonight) and see if he knows.
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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+2169) one month ago
I didn't catch him this week--maybe next.
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Posted by Tim Miles (+473) one month ago
If you really want to get down in the weeds with this, elections were on Nov 3 in ‘53, ‘59 and ‘70.
My guess would be 1970.
(And I had those glasses in 1970)

[Edited by Tim Miles (10/27/2022 9:23:18 AM)]
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Posted by David Schott (+18059) one month ago
In 1970 John Klamm Sr would have turned 71 and John Klamm Jr would have turned 45.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18106) one month ago
That picture definitely looks more like a 71 year old man than a 45 year old man.

It's nice to put a face to the illustrious founder of Klamm's Bar.
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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+2169) one month ago
Great detective work!
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Posted by David Schott (+18059) one month ago
Keep Klamm!
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Posted by TheDude (+625) one month ago
Yes,the person running for office was the grandpa.He opened a packard dealership which eventually became a bar,pretty sure it was Klamms Bar.His son John Jr.,worked at and retired at the VA.John 3[aka "Tuffy"] tragically died in a car accident at 22 years of age.John Jr. had another son,Jacob and 4 daughters.One of the girl's name is Leslie,but her nickname was Barney.She took over the bar and renamed it Barney's Bar.
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Posted by David Schott (+18059) one month ago
I'm hearing through the grapevine that Jake confirmed this is his grandfather, John Klamm Sr, and the year was around 1970. He said his grandfather would switch parties to run against anyone who was unopposed, and that he lost one election by a single vote.

Oh, and Jake has a son whose name is... John Klamm.
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Posted by Hanson (+2647) one month ago
He was owner of Klamm's Bar. Seventy five plus years ago it was located on the corner of Leighton and Highway 10, just down from Barney's Bar, now a landscaping business. Klamm's had a round bar and slot machines. When I was a child Mr. Klamm used to sell us a caddy of (box of 50) cherry bombs for $5.00.
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2154) one month ago
If I remember when Barney had the bar, it was a pretty rocking place with some live bands or anyone who wanted to get up and play some.
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