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LaFargeville Cheerleaders

LaFargeville Cheerleaders

Cheerleaders from LaFargeville High School in LaFargeville, New York circa 1960. Medium format negative. View full size.

What team is this?

From what I could find out, there was only one high school in LaFargeville, which appeared to be public, so what's with the crosses around the necks of these young ladies? Even "Glee" couldn't come up with a tableau as intriguing as this.

 
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