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Solving a nearly 90-year-old photo mystery

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Solving a nearly 90-year-old photo mystery
Cloquet Minnesota 122 Avenue C 55720

Johnson and Hessen came across a photo of their third grade class -- from nearly 90 years ago -- and are having some trouble identifying some of their classmates. They've written some names in, but need some help

filling in the rest.

Johnson and Hessen grew up in Two Harbors and graduated from high school in 1934.

In the 1950s, the two classmates met up again when Johnson was superintendent of schools in Detroit Lakes, Minn., and hired Hessen for a social studies position.

"Growing up with Willard was like having a history lesson daily as he was an avid reader like me," Johnson said. "So I knew his history classes would be exciting for the students -- and they were."

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