Listen: Superior wartime wedding attracts worldwide attention
Archive Dive is a monthly podcast hosted by reporter Maria Lockwood. Episodes dip into the archives of historic events, people and places in Superior and Douglas County with local historians.
SUPERIOR — In the Telegram's first episode of Archive Dive, host and reporter Maria Lockwood looks back at a Superior wedding that transfixed the nation: The Feb. 10, 1945 marriage of America’s Ace of Aces Maj. Richard I. Bong and his sweetheart Marge Vattendahl.
Local historian and retired librarian Teddie Meronek guides us through how the couple met, how many eggs it took to make their 700-pound wedding cake and the tragedy that ended their marriage just six months after they said their vows.
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