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Half a century at Smead

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The last time David Fasbender applied for a job, Alaska and Hawaii had just become states, the Barbie doll was making its debut, "Ben-Hur" was a hit at the box office, and the Explorer 6 was transmitting the first images of Earth ever taken from space.

It was 1959 and Fasbender had recently finished college at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. He went to college under the GI Bill after serving in the Army for two years during the Korean War.

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