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George E. Thompson, as a Cowboy

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DESCRIPTION

George E. Thompson, member of the Menomonie High School class of 1905, depicted as a cowboy. Pictured riding a horse and wearing a cowboy hat. Part of a yearbook created by classmate Albert Hansen, based on a class prophecy theme.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 54737

Creation Date: 1905 

Creator Name: Hansen, Albert

City: Menomonie

County: Dunn

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Hansen, Albert, 1886-1979 : Papers, 1899-1980

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: M82-255

Original Dimensions: 7 x 5 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Page 6 of 70. Prophecy reads, "The next discription [sic] brought to my mind in a vivid way the wild and realistic life of the plains. It is not strange that we find George Thompson excelling all the cow boys breaking broncos on the broad, treeless and fenceless stretches of grass land in the far West, following out a natural inclination which was a pleasure and a joy in his school days. His former conquests in athletics will seem little to him in contrast to the great honors he will receive in the great inter-ranch roping contests." Did George Thompson ever experience the wild, fenceless freedom of the far West? If he really swung a lasso for a while, he did not leave any traces. He made his living with a different kind of horse power, working as a foreman in an auto factory in Pontiac, Michigan. Information about George Thompson has been researched through U.S. census records.

SUBJECTS

Animals

Clothing and dress

Cowboys

Education

Fences

Hats

Horses

Land use

Men

Persons

Students

Work

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