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Hayton 100th Memorial Slated


A centennial memorial will be for Lester Dean Hayton at the Hayton-Greene Park in Palouse at 1 p.m. July 14, 2019, during the Palouse Ice Cream Social.

Hayton was a Palouse resident who went missing in action during the Battle of Chateau-Thierry in World War I July 20, 1918. News of his death didn’t reach Palouse until two days short of a year later, July 18, 1919. Hayton’s remains were never been recovered, and he officially remains missing in action.

This memorial will be under the archway commemorating Lester Hayton in the Hayton-Greene park in Palouse.

This event is to remember and...

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