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Subject: Eugene Bowser Original Pullman Porter Dies

Original Pullman Porter and Last Living Porter in Chicago Dies
Eugene Bowser, 96 years old, born on January 4, 1915, died November 17, 2011.
  Eugene Bowser was an original Pullman Porter.  In 2008, Bowser was featured in
 Jet, Ebony, Defender and other news media as the only living
Pullman Porter in the Chicago-land Area. 
A Celebration of his life will be held at his church of over 50 years
Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church, 4100 South King
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Illustration by Henry Grimes GRIMES TIMES!! GRIMES TIMES!! January, ‘O9 “... one wonders / if snow / isn’t a wing’s long memory / across winter.” ( Steve Crow, “Revival”) Monday, January 19th: Release date for “Henry Grimes Solo,” the phenomenal double-CD set on the ILK Music label, www.ilkmusic.com, with Henry playing acoustic bass and violin for more than 2&1/2 hours of continuous improvisation! Please see Henry’s “Purchase CD’s and Books” page for more information (henrygrimes.com/CDs-bo
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