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Little has been known about this Japanese Army Type 94 37-millimeter anti-tank gun since it arrived in Worthington shortly after World War II. A group of local individuals hopes to generate interest in getting the cannon restored. (Submitted photo)

Restoration sought for historic cannon in Worthington

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WORTHINGTON — A handful of local individuals are hoping to gain community interest in restoring a World War II cannon captured from the Japanese Army and donated to the city of Worthington more than 60 years ago.


The Type 94 37-millimeter anti-tank gun was a gift shortly after World War II ended and placed near the shelter house in Chautauqua Park, where it has remained ever since.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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