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Sunday, October 5, 2014
Wedding at the Walkathon in the Apple Show Pavilion in Freewater, OR, 1931.
The Red Apple Walkathon was held in the almost new Apple Show Pavilion (now the Community Building) in Freewater, Oregon on July 27, 1931. When the event was over the organizer absconded with the proceeds, but not before staging this wedding ceremony for Nick Grosgebauer and Edith Brunton of Walla Walla. He told them that it could be annulled right after the stunt, but they chose to remain married for life. Thanks to their daughter, Cathy Grosgebauer Niva, for sharing this photo and the story behind it.