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Remembering Knute Rockne 81 Years after Fatal KS Plane Crash




BAZAAR, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has been gearing up for the 81st anniversary of the Kansas plane crash that killed Notre Dame football legend Knute Rockne and seven other people. The Wichita Eagle reports that the events next weekend will include the unveiling of the 1932 Rockne Family Studebaker at the Chase County Historical Museum. They also will include live music and tours of the Chase County Courthouse and the Rockne crash site. Rockne's death, at age 43, came at the height of his career. He had led the Fighting Irish to consecutive undefeated seasons his final two seasons and his death made front-page news across the country. The crash site is located near the small town of Bazaar and is marked with a marble-and-limestone monument.

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