I asked, you answered. I received a couple of responses regarding last week's post "What's going on? Captions needed," showing photos that were part of a collection donated by former Edina High School teachers Del and Lavonne Frederickson.
Jeff Thompson identified the Time cover pictured in the background: the Aug. 13, 1973 issue featuring Minnesota Governor Wendell Anderson.
While we Minnesotans were pretty proud of making national press, I was surprised that it was named one of the magazine's 10 Worst Covers. What?! Did those jealous Wisconsin-ites or Iowans skew the voting?
Judge for yourself: the article is available online at the Time website.
More importantly, Jeff could identify some of the Edina students in the photos.
The students are Polly Peterson standing on the left and her brother Mark Peterson standing in the middle. Robin Peterson who is not related is sitting in the middle. My guess is this is the Student Council in 1975.
(By the way, Polly Peterson later was crowned Miss Minnesota USA. For more about Edina's beauty pageant winners, see this post.)
With Jeff's help narrowing down the date, we can check the correct yearbook for the other names.
Another reader, Sue (Naas) Manske helped with another photo in the Frederickson collection:
Not sure if this picture was taken in 1970, but at least two of the students are from the class of 1970. Standing are Steve Precht and Dennis Hughes. I think the other 2 are from the class of '70 also....I can refer you to several people from the class of '70 that organized the last reunion and they can probably give you more names.
Sue and I exchanged emails, and we hope to have names with those faces soon.
I also have a few more people identified in a Morningside kindergarten photo (from this post.) Kirk Nelson recently identified himself (bottom row, number 6) and some of his classmates. I added the names to the list. If anyone can help identify the rest of these cute kindergartners or anyone else in our photos posted on the blog, please email me or comment on the individual post.
Thanks to all who help me with my archiving duties. Happy Monday, everyone!
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