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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORWAY IN SEPTEMBER, c. 1920s

Scout Acres, 1937

Scout Acres, 1937

This is my father's scout troop at "Scout Acres," in Boonton, N.J., May 28-31, 1937
Rear: Bob Altrath, Bill Hand, Ray Mulford, Jack McCleve, Bob Teshima, Russell Herold, Mr. Donald Wild, Chas Miller (apparently, the last four have no names, or don't really exist...)
Center: Arthur Lautz, Bob Eisele, Herbert Walker, Ronald Borx (?), Clinton Laux, Bill Bennett, George Meierdieck.
Bottom: Edward Ryniewicz, Bob Shantz, Ray Phipps, Bob Schickel, George Kalmbach, Fred Schroeder, Roy Bellamy, Paul Podkowa, Kenneth Vital, Wilbur Meirdeick, Paul Reiman.
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