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Many have shared old photographs. On this page, we'll share them with you.

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 Thanks to Dolores McCall, class of 1950, for providing us with this picture of a float in a parade in East Tawas, touting the idea of Ogemaw County as a 4 season vacation land.
Left to right..
1. Rosaline Sappington 1952
2.Pat Reminder 1953
3.
4. Carolyn Abbs 1952
5.
6.
7. Mary Anne Whitchurch 1953
8. Dolores McAll
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If you can help us identify #3,5,6..please let me know.
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Mr. Grover Hurley and the Band
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Front Row Left to Right
1. John Ouderkirk 2.Terry Miller 3.Enola Brace
4.Beverly Bresser 5.   6.  7.  8.  9.Sally Behrens (?)
Second Row Left to Right
1. Mr. Grover Hurley Band Instructor 2.Ivah Graves 3. Betty Nurss
 4. Thelma Whitchurch 5. Dixie Brace 6. Marjorie Hasty
7. Emma Jean Ouderkirk  8.  9.  10.  11.
Back Row Left to Right 
1.   2.Don Thompson 3.  4.  5.Spencer Kemmer 6.  7.  8.Orval Cummings
9.  10.  11.

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A note from Burt Parliament
Class of 1942
 
The man with the hat was Mr. Timkovitch, Ag Teacher,
 We were packed to spend a week at Boy's State at MSC
It was not MSU yet. The program was made to teach us the functions of
state and county officials. We elected officials from our group.
At the end of the program our officers got
to spend a day in the state offices with the
real officials to see how decisions were made.
  As to the other people in the picture I
think the one on the right was Robert Davis
   The car was Mickey Duggan's...
   Burt Parliament
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On second thought, the 4th person is Terry Monaghan..(Thanks Burt!)
 

Red School Students about 1931
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Students at Red School about 1931
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Boxing Team
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The fifth from the left (front row) is Jim Sheppard....the 7th from the left is Tom Sheppard.
The coach is George Ranney (Class of 1939)..
The arms are raised because they had won matches at the regional meet.
...Burt Parliament

If you can name some of these members of the boxing team, let me know...
Contributed by the Parliament Sheppard family.

Picture from the collection of Cleatus Adrian..'36
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The picture above appears to be a shop class displaying their projects on the lawn in front of the school. Can anyone tell us who these people are?
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The 6 pictures below were shared with us by Orville Cummings, Class of 1948
They were ahead of the times, taking their Senior Trip on a cruise on the ship SS Noronic....
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Marilyn "Shorty" Thomas Beach...Class of 1948
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Senior Trip Cruise

Pauline DeLooze Baker and Orville Cummings 1948
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Senior Trip Cruise

Orville Cummings Frank Hacht Skip Walker 1948
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Senior Trip 1948 w/other seniors from other towns

Oriville Cummings Frank Hacht Russ Jackson 1948
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Senior Trip Cruise

Frank Hacht and Skip Walker 1948
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Senior Trip

Florence Elmore Giessinger Rosemarie Steinhauser
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Dorothy Meiser..Senior Trip Class of 1948

Charlotte Sheppard Parliament Class of 1940...
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With her brother Dick Sheppard Class of 1953...

Banquet 1992..Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck-(1953)
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Ron Behrens(1952)..Thelma Whitchurch Tuck(1948)

 
Underneath the picture are the names of the fellows, as best described by Burt Parliament, Class of 1942..

Future Farmers of America....
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Burt Parliament Class of '42-Has identified the people for us

Standing..Left to Right
Paul Timkovich, Ag Teacher, Brayton Fisher, Arthur Hanes, Calvin Reetz, Lavern Smith, Melvin LeDuc, Willard Wangler, Tom Sheppard, Amos Graves, Burt Parliament, Grover Zettle, Eugene "Whitey" Morris, Wellesley Vogan, Howard MacDonald..Shop Teacher
Middle Row..Kneeling
3rd From Left Robert Grezeszak
Middle Row...Standing
End of row far right..Leon Robinson
 
Front Row...
5TH from left..Harry White..
6th from the left..Raymond LeDuc..
Burt notes: "I do not recognize the rest of them. This picture was taken in the spring of 1942".
 
Summary of activities during past year
May 1941 to May 1942
On May 8, ten FFA boys attended the State convention at East Lansing.  We stayed for two days and participated in many judging contests. We also got a good look at the college before leaving.
An FFA picnic was held at Parliament's on June 12. The animal husbandry class, which lost the seed selling contest last year, sponsored the picnic and invited the farm crops class.
Hns to Future Farmers. Ten boys were raised to Future Farmers.
On October 29 we attended the North Eastern District FFA meeting at Fairview. It was the first district meeting of the year, so the main purpose of the meeting was to elect officers to take over the district meeting.
On November 4 we put on a Potato and Apple show at the West Branch High School. The winning exhibits were then taken to the Northern Michigan Potato and Apple show at Cheboygan.
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Biddy Monaghan, Class of 1948, shared the above picture with us. Does anyone remember the name?

Mike Bohlinger (1953 St.Joe)and friends
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Mike Bohlinger...The winner in a 3 heat race at Ogemaw County Fairgrounds...behind the school...riding his Welch pony named "Teddy"...racing against competitors from Gladwin,(who are riding full sized horses)..picture taken in 1948 or 1949...Photo By Mickey Duggan...(Picture contributed to us by Doug Jameson...(Class of 1954)...Thanks Doug.

Playing ball at the corner lot..by Firkser's house
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This picture Pre-1939..Says Betty Embury Mrgditian
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Because her brother Jesse is in front row and graduated in 1937

DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP BASKETBALL TEAM
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1937

Pictured above is the West Branch High School
Basketball Squad that completely upset the dope in winning the district tournament here. Kneeling, left to right are: Fred Minzer, Jack Schubert, Jess Embury, Herb Bovee, Jack Brown, and Jack Crandell. Standing, left to right are: Coaches Kern and Hakenen, Zettle, Adrian, Pekrul, Thompson, Preston, Killinger, Lucas and Supt. A. F. Lucas.
The five players in the back row wearing double numbered uniforms are members of the strong reserve team.
..From the newspaper...
West Branch High played inspired ball throughout the entire tournament.  No single player could be said to have been outstanding; they all carried out their parts very capably. Embury, who has been having tough luck with his shots all season, finally found the hoop and was a sparkplug in the newly discovered knack of winning.

1937 Program Someone Cherished Thru The Years
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Can you identify the signatures??

Jeanne Fitzpatrick McHenry, Molly Lou Husted and
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Gerry McGowan...1942

The above picture appears to have been taken in front of the Community Building.

Betty Embury and Florence Martin
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Picture taken in 1937 or 1938

Marching Band..around 1938 or earlier...
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1942..Middle..second row..sax..Dan Hobohm

This was the West Branch City Band
Anyone in the city who could play an instrument reasonably well, was invited to join. The parade was probably for Memorial Day. Somewhere at the back were a couple of drummers...one of which was 'me'...
Betty Embury Mgrditchian
Class of 1942.
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The Drum Major that year was Genevieve Nauman Williams (1941). Behind her (left to right)..
Clifford Gildner (St.Joe, married Doris Cool Gildner class of 1935), John Smith (1939), (Don't know the one on the right.)
2nd row..Barbara Couture Witzke (1941), Dan Hobohm (1942), Dorothy Kehoe Seipke (1938).
3td row..Zona Phelps Emig (1942), Jim Weir (1942), John Nauman (1943)..
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1942 Football Team
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Florene Copeland Antcliff, Geraldine Withey Gwynn
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Lois Baldwin Brindley, Harry Kenyon (Class 1950-Teacher)