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  • Writer's pictureLawrence Lore

The Red Skelton Bridge

Red Skelton, a native of Vincennes with extended family living in Lawrenceville, along with the Indiana Governor dedicated the Red Skelton bridge north of Vincennes, Indiana over the Wabash River on September 3, 1963.

IN Gov. Welsh and Red Skelton Photo from Knox County Public Library Collection

Red said at the bridge dedication:. “I’ve tried to build a bridge between sadness and happiness,” he said. “I hope you smile from one end to the other.”

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