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Mikan, Georgelocked

(18 June 1924–01 June 2005)
  • Bruce J. Evensen

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Mikan, George (18 June 1924–01 June 2005), basketball player, was born in Joliet, Illinois, the son of Joseph and Minnie Blinstrup Mikan. Both parents worked at Mikan's Tavern at the corner of Elsie Avenue and North Broadway in the city's working-class district alongside his extended family, headed by Grandpa George and Grandma Blondie, who had emigrated from Croatia....

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