Please send Chug your 5 – 10 favorite photos from the JJJJ 2007. Digital images in jpg format preferred.
Peter Getto was JoJo’s maternal grandfather (Mema’s father). Previous posts about Peter Getto include:
- Peter Getto, March 21, 2007
- Peter Getto – Wichita’s Historic Pines (newspaper article), April 1, 2007
- Peter and Teressa Getto family (photograph), July 1, 2007
Annie Tinker sent these.
On February 5, 1923, Wichita had experienced one of the most tragic fires since the Masonic Home Fire in 1916. The Getto Building located at 235 North Main burned with a loss of nine lives, and $80,000 building loss. Wichita firemen carried thirty citizens to safety during the height of the blaze. The next day another fire occurred, this time in the Eaton Hotel, fortunately no lives were lost and the loss was limited to $80,000.