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High Tension: 1941

High Tension: 1941

July 1941. "Kids' tug-of-war at the Fourth of July celebration at Vale, Oregon." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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In a mêlée or a scrum, don't mix barefoot/stocking with boots. That could hurt the footwearwise challenged participants.

Still a big deal

The high fence (with barbed wire at the top) suggests this occurred in Vale's rodeo arena. For over a century Vale has hosted a four-day rodeo that concludes on July 4, complete with parades, concessions and races.

Boys Will Be Boys

Boise will be Noise.

Noise Payette Lumber Company

Vale is close to Idaho where we find said lumber company.

[Is Noise near Boise? - Dave]

Stupid spell check;)

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