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The wreckage of a twin engine Convair 240 plane lies in a wooded area near McComb, Miss., on Oct. 20, 1977. The small plane had 26 people on board, and six were killed in the crash, including three members of The Lynyrd Skynyrd Band.

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Each Wednesday the Citizen Tribune shares a photo from the formative years of the Boomer Generation. Born from 1946 to 1964, the Boomer Genera…

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Richard Conner, 15, plays a game of “Star Trek” on a small, relatively cheap “home” computer at the Computer Store which is owned by Dick Heiser, left, in Los Angeles on Sept. 22, 1977. The so-called microcomputers are used for everything from playing games to doing your income tax yourself.

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Actress Ann-Margret stretches during a dance routine at New York’s Radio City Music Hall during production of a $1.5 million NBC special which traces the 46-year history of the 6,000 seat theater on Friday, Sept. 15, 1978. Miss Margret acts as one of the theater’s Rockettes, a part which involves singing as well as come fast-paced dancing.

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Protective plastic wrapping is removed from the gold mask of Tutankhamun, boy-king of Egypt (1334-1325 BC), by two workers at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Sept. 8, 1976. The mask, along with 55 treasures from Tutankhamun’s tomb are in the U.S. for a six city tour. Tutankhamun’s mask is inlaid with carneliam, lapis lazuli, colored glass and quartz.

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A member of the American Contingent of the British 10th Regiment of Foot yawns while participating in re-enactment of the famous British Pouder House raid at Somerville, Sunday, Sept. 1, 1974. This event preceded the Lexington and Concord clash seven months later.

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Members of the rock band Steppenwolf are seen, Aug. 25, 1970. Outside the Plaza Hotel in New York, from left to right: Goldy McJohn, Rushton Moreve and Jerry Edmonton.

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A florist adds more floral arrangements to the overflowing collection of flowers that cover the ground at the mausoleum where singer Elvis Presley will be entombed during funeral services today in Memphis, Aug. 18, 1977. Presley died in his Memphis home, Graceland, two day s prior, Aug. 16, 1977, at the age of 42. His remains, along with those of his mother, Gladys, were moved to a meditation garden at Graceland on Oct. 3 because graverobbers had attacked the crypt shortly after the funeral.

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Hardrock Kid, whose real name is John Mislen, 68, says he is “the happiest man in the world” after his election as hobo king in Britt, Iowa, Aug. 11, 1970. Mislen, who says he is a “real traveling hobo” but originally was from New Jersey, was elected during the 70th annual National Hobo Day in this small northern Iowa town of 2,000.

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Home for 96-year old Arthur Darwin is 14 by 16 shack on Posseum Key, a tiny island in the heart of a watery wilderness inside Everglades National Park, Florida on August 4, 1971. He cut the blocks himself for the one room concrete building where he lives his hermit existence. The windows have no glass, only screens and wooden shutters. He has no electricity or running water, “just the rain.” He goes to bed when it gets dark and rises with the sun.