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Char Neff stands with her plaque recognizing her 50 years of service to Red Wing Shoe Co. (Republican Eagle photo by John Russett)

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With somber images from Dealey Plaza just weeks old and the nation readying itself for the arrival of four mop-topped musicians from Liverpool, Char Neff prepared for her first day of work at Red Wing Shoe Co.


Fifty years later, Neff sat in a conference room on the second floor of Plant 2 and reflected – rather humbly – on her time with the company.

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