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Florence Odell Collection

 Unprocessed — Box: 03756 C
Identifier: H2009-048

Content Description

The collection consists of one high school photo album of Florence Odell from Montrose, SD dated to the late 1910s and early 1920s. Florence Odell was born on November 29, 1903 to Royal B and Anna (Knox) Odell near the Montrose, SD area. The Odell’s were early pioneers in the Montrose area. The photo album offers insight into the high school years and family life of Florence Odell. The photo album features a number of black and white photographs showing various scenes. These include: children, family, school buildings, school play, classmates, farming, farm machinery, automobiles, marriage car, Montrose town scenes, motorcycle, Sylvan Lake, farmsteads, World War I soldiers and scenes, winter scenes, and the Montrose high school basketball team. Some of the photographs are identified, some with only a first name and some with a complete name. Florence was a teacher who later became a principal and superintendent at the Sand Creek Consolidated school south of Wessington Springs. Florence married Hurff Saunders on March 1, 1924; they lived in Huron for a time before moving to Ketchikan, Alaska prior to the Second World War. The grey cover of the photo album features a lion and the word, “Memories.”

Acquisition Type

Gift

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1910s-1920s

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet