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    The Wednesday of the meet at South Bend, Local #5 of the UAW was on my list of 'must see before I leave'. Last time I was there was 1983, just after the big mural was unveiled celebrating the union's 50th Anniversary which includes a lot of Studebaker content. The mural is in two parts on opposite walls of the main auditorium. Next year, the union celebrates 75 years, and there is talk of a 'part 3' sequel to add to the existing mural, but of course, there won't be any Studebaker content in the part unfortunately.



    The building was built in 1961. It seems apparent even the union was confident Studebaker was still going to keep on building cars and trucks.....



    Selected photos of the murals on the walls.







    As most everyone knows, the union was both Studebaker's friend and foe. When the going was good, they got along well. During the war, the Studebaker donated this piano to the Local. It is included in the mural, being delivered by a Studebaker truck, even though one cannot see the front!!





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    Craig

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    Craig,

    Thanks for the photos. Like virtually everyone else who was in South Bend I drove right by the union hall on my way to the fairgrounds. Thanks to you, BP and Mr. Biggs for stepping out and poking around to see the items on the less traveled road.

    Gary


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    • #3
      Craig,

      Thanks for the photos. Like virtually everyone else who was in South Bend I drove right by the union hall on my way to the fairgrounds. Thanks to you, BP and Mr. Biggs for stepping out and poking around to see the items on the less traveled road.

      Gary


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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by 8E45E

        The Wednesday of the meet at South Bend, Local #5 of the UAW was on my list of 'must see before I leave'. Last time I was there was 1983, just after the big mural was unveiled celebrating the union's 50th Anniversary which includes a lot of Studebaker content. The mural is in two parts on opposite walls of the main auditorium. Next year, the union celebrates 75 years, and there is talk of a 'part 3' sequel to add to the existing mural, but of course, there won't be any Studebaker content in the part unfortunately. <snip>

        The building was built in 1961. It seems apparent even the union was confident Studebaker was still going to keep on building cars and trucks.....

        Craig
        Thanks Craig! Apparently, the Union (UAW Local #5) STILL has confidence in Studebaker ...Studebaker people that is... as the local Chapter of SDC is welcome to hold their monthly meetings in that main auditorium.

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          quote:Originally posted by 8E45E

          The Wednesday of the meet at South Bend, Local #5 of the UAW was on my list of 'must see before I leave'. Last time I was there was 1983, just after the big mural was unveiled celebrating the union's 50th Anniversary which includes a lot of Studebaker content. The mural is in two parts on opposite walls of the main auditorium. Next year, the union celebrates 75 years, and there is talk of a 'part 3' sequel to add to the existing mural, but of course, there won't be any Studebaker content in the part unfortunately. &lt;snip&gt;

          The building was built in 1961. It seems apparent even the union was confident Studebaker was still going to keep on building cars and trucks.....

          Craig
          Thanks Craig! Apparently, the Union (UAW Local #5) STILL has confidence in Studebaker ...Studebaker people that is... as the local Chapter of SDC is welcome to hold their monthly meetings in that main auditorium.

          <h4>Last Man Standing in Studebaker Indiana</h4>

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          • #6
            I have to admit checking with the local hall would not have been on my list of things to see while in South Bend. Glad you made the effort, Thanks.

            Randy_G
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            • #7
              I have to admit checking with the local hall would not have been on my list of things to see while in South Bend. Glad you made the effort, Thanks.

              Randy_G
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              • #8
                Brought Tears to my eyes to realise how many men from that small area and one local died in the 2nd war. How easy for us that remain to forget what gives us our freedom. IT SURE AIN'T OUR GOVERMENT.

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                • #9
                  Brought Tears to my eyes to realise how many men from that small area and one local died in the 2nd war. How easy for us that remain to forget what gives us our freedom. IT SURE AIN'T OUR GOVERMENT.

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                  • #10
                    It looks like the names at the bottom of each of the three middle columns were added later. Were they potentially MIA and later confirmed as killed in action?


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                    • #11
                      It looks like the names at the bottom of each of the three middle columns were added later. Were they potentially MIA and later confirmed as killed in action?


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                      • #12
                        Craig, Thanks for sharing.

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                          Craig, Thanks for sharing.

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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by Guido

                            It looks like the names at the bottom of each of the three middle columns were added later. Were they potentially MIA and later confirmed as killed in action?

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                              quote:Originally posted by Guido

                              It looks like the names at the bottom of each of the three middle columns were added later. Were they potentially MIA and later confirmed as killed in action?

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