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Wyman Museum adds Korea-era tank to collection

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An American flag flutters on an M47 tank shortly after its arrival June 27 at Wyman Living History Museum. Lou Wyman, the museum’s founder, purchased the newly restored tank five years ago and plans to display it during today’s Fourth of July parade, scheduled to start at noon at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way. Photo by Bridget Manley

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An M47 tank waits to be unloaded from a trailer June 27 at Wyman Living History Museum. Anson Excavating & Pipe Inc. offered to haul the tank, which weighed in at more than 100,000 pounds. Photo by Bridget Manley

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Lou Wyman, founder of Wyman Living History Museum, stands near an M47 tank June 27 on the museum grounds. The machine will be on permanent display and joins other U.S. military equipment Wyman has collected. Photo by Bridget Manley

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An M47 tank purchased for Wyman Living History Museum features a 90 mm main gun, pictured here, and also is capable of carrying three machine guns. The tank was put into production after the end of World War II and was used in Korea and Vietnam, museum founder Lou Wyman said. Photo by Bridget Manley

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Mike Anson, Anson Excavating & Pipe Inc. co-owner, examines an M47 tank June 27 shortly after its arrival at Wyman Living History Museum. The company offered to haul the machine from Texas for no profit, museum founder Lou Wyman said. Photo by Bridget Manley

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