June 30 marks 100 years since fire at Pittsburg State's Russ Hall

On Monday, June 30, Pittsburg State University will pause for a moment to recall one of the most dramatic and pivotal moments in its history. As part of the ceremony, the university will honor Rex Tanner, the student who died fighting a fire at Russ Hall; the brave firefighters who risked their lives in the endeavor and the community that rallied around the young school to ensure that it would continue.

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