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Puzzles of the Past group recollects on decades-old businesses in downtown Gering

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Ever wonder what your hometown may have looked like 40, 50, maybe even 60 years ago?

Well, a local panhandle group is working to figure that out.

The 'Puzzles of the Past' group meets every second Friday of the month at Legacy of the Plains Museum to scour over old photos and recollect on older times.

Don Gentry, a member of the 'Puzzles of the Past' group says they started out trying to help the museum identify photographs that were unmarked and unlabeled, and helped to figure out the identities of the people in the photos.

The group has recently been tacking a project of identifying the historic buildings in downtown Gering, and trying to remember what businesses once operated in them many decades ago.

"It kind of brings back memories of what was in buildings as you were growing up in downtown Gering," said Gentry. "We get very boisterous sometimes bout our experiences in the various areas in downtown Gering."

Gentry says once they wrap up all they have on the downtown Gering businesses, the group may move on to identifying old businesses on Broadway, or look into old churches or fraternal groups that were once in the area.

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