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Mary Herschend article Springfield News Leader
« on: December 07, 2014, 08:56:42 AM »
http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2014/12/06/woman-behind-silver-dollar-city/20021773/

Today's Springfield News-Leader has an article about Mary Herschend, her family, and the development of SDC. I didn't know that Jack and Pete were half-brothers.

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Re: Mary Herschend article Springfield News Leader
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2014, 09:25:53 AM »
Good article. Pat Luce was a teacher in the high school when I attended, never knew she was related to the Herschends.
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Re: Mary Herschend article Springfield News Leader
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2014, 05:08:55 PM »
Tremendous article. Lots of great little details I have never heard before, and a lot of other things that are good to be reminded of.

I particularly liked this section:
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Mary knew exactly what she wanted. The buildings had to be as true to the original design as possible, but they were built to a 7/8ths scale to "create charm," as Rick Todd, a 40-year SDC executive, recalls. An attraction that was inauthentic would not honor the people and the land that Mary had come to know and love. She was not going to lower her standards.

"Mary had an unbelievable vision about the park that none of us got for a long time," Rick Todd remembered. "The idea that we were going to be true to the theme and remain uniquely consistent really came from Mary."

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Re: Mary Herschend article Springfield News Leader
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2014, 06:57:26 PM »
I came on here to post the same article. :-)

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Re: Mary Herschend article Springfield News Leader
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2014, 11:10:59 AM »
<stir the pot> I wish they would stick to Miss Mary's vision a little more </stir the pot>

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Re: Mary Herschend article Springfield News Leader
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2014, 04:14:52 PM »
That pot can never be stirred enough!!!
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