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First Beetle Bailey comic strip

August 26, 2010 | 10:55 a.m. CDT
The first Beetle Bailey cartoon strip created by MU graduate Mort Walker included local landmarks such as Memorial Union and The Shack. The Shack, a local watering hole in the 1940s and decades later destroyed by fire, was where Walker conceived of the famous strip that eventually ran in more than 1,500 newspapers.

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