This was posted in a group on Facebook. The person who posted said:
This mysterious picture was with my Grandmother’s photo collection.. There is no identifying information written on the back, but I am wondering whether it might have been some contest that was held at the Manson Fairground. I know they had foot races, horse races, and other contests in the early 1900s. It appears to be some kind of human-powered pulling contest. Or perhaps they are just horsing around, in the absence of horses! I am hoping that some of you might have seen it somewhere and can help put names with faces. I’m almost certain it was taken around Manson, since grandma had it in her collection.
So it may have been taken in Calhoun County. If you have any ideas on who the people are or where the photo was taken, please email email@example.com and put “Race photo” in the subject line.
A funeral was held today for Staff Sgt. Maurice J. Fevold. He was born near Badger in 1923. He died Dec. 23, 1944, when his plane was shot down in Germany. The plane wasn’t found until a few years ago, and his remains were identified this year.
Carol Foltz (Webster County Genealogical Society president) attended the funeral.
An honor guard from the Patriot Guards waited outside before the funeral started.
William Bushman (left) is Maurice Fevold’s great-nephew. Maurice had an older sister, Jeanette. She was William Bushman’s grandmother.
The medals that Maurice Fevold earned with his service. The box will hold the flag that was draped over his casket.
Members of the military honor guard have loaded the casket into the hearse.
The procession leaves for Blossom Hill Cemetery near Badger.
A researcher in Norway sent this photo to The Messenger and it was forwarded to us from there. We believe the photo was taken in Webster County.
Teodor Helland is the fourth man from the right in the back row. It would be good if we could identify anyone else in the photo, or find out where the photo was taken.
The fourth man from the right in the back row is Teodor Helland. He was born in Sand in Suldal, Rogaland, Norway, in 1871. He emigrated to Webster County around 1889, but returned to Norway around 1895. The photo is supposed to be from Webster County. He died in 1956.
I have cropped each man’s photo separately. I kept the boys in one photo.
They are listed from the left. There are six men in the first row, so they are man1, man2, etc. The second row begins at the left with man7. Teodor Helland would be man12, but since we know who he is, I named the photo with his name.
The boys in back: