Historical Photo Album


Wahkon women around 1909.  Photo includes Severa Johnson Swennes, first woman standing on the left side of the photo, blonde hair, grandmother ofMarj Mountainsong.  Mother Mildred and her brother Telford (in buggy) are in front of grandmother.  Used with permission.









Business District, early 1900's, Milaca, Minnesota


Business District, early 1900's, Milaca, Minnesota.









Wahkon Baseball Team, circa 1910


Wahkon Baseball Team circa 1910.  This postcard photograph was submitted by Marc Chambers, who is researching the surnames Eynon, Gish, and Knutson in Onamia.  The message on the back of the postcard was just basically idle chat chat written in a man's handwriting to his grandmiother who was a young single woman at the time.  Marc guesses that the sender was a friend of his grandmother or maybe a suitor.  The signature is initials and the message written gives no indication that the sender played for the team.  He you can help Marc identify this mystery, please write him at MChamb8598@aol.com.





1933 Graduating Class of Onamia High School.  Names are listed below the classmate's photo.
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Unidentified church in Onamia, Minnesota.  If you are able to identify it or have any other information, please write toRobbi Cross Hoy.










Onamia Public School class photo, c. 1950-1952.
Rollin Cross is identified in the back row, fourth from left.











Wahkon Children with Their Teacher.  Left to right: Ethel McCuaig, Hazel Bezanson, Stella Mattson, unknown Haggberg, Mildred Hiller, Peter Hiller, Melba Johnson (b. 2 May 1904), Leroy Hiller, Elfie Ash (Teacher), Leon Mornlau, Myrtle Cotton (John Cotton, her father, was the stagecoach driver for the area), Herbert Kielgas.  Date of the photo is probably about 1909 based on Melba's estimated age at that time.  Guess is that this is a Sunday School class, probably Presbyterian, since some of the children appear too young to be in public school.








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