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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Wadena High Football

Wadena High Football

Wadena High School, Minnesota, in 1945 fielded the Orangemen, these varsity and JV football players. BOTTOM ROW (left to right) – Harland Skalisky, Bob Becker, Ed Richter, Adrian Snell, Pat Frost, Cleon Erckenbrack, Bruce Wilcox, Frank Jung, Ed Bretz, Tom Nyberg, Dale Besett. SECOND ROW (left to right) – Bill Fulton, Clement Neurberg, Bob Aaberg, Dave Storvick, Jim Ireland, Don Jordahl, Ben Meckel, Tom Robb, Bob Schiller, Don Maxson, John Hills. THIRD ROW (left to right) – Clyde Robb, Lawrence Rebischke, Bill Kennedy, Don Schloeder, Ben Larson, Jack Schneider, Bob Hall, Bob Hedstrom, Harold Wilcox, Verle Blaha, Frank Burch. FOURTH ROW (left to right) – Mr. Kermit Anderson, Lee Lamson, Keith Engh, Jim Zosel, Maynard Tarum, Gordon Blair, Don Marquardt, Mr. Robert Mower. Image from the Frank Burch photo collection. View full size.

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