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History Mystery


May 6, 2022

Dennis Nelson brought in this photo of his maternal grandfather (back row, third from right) taken in the early 1900s. He figures it's a group of lumberjacks who went to the photography studio, where they borrowed suits for the occasion, but he's not sure. Nelson knows the identity of only two of the people pictured: his grandfather, Louis Flesvik Johnson, and his grandfather's brother, name unknown, who is pictured in the back row, first on the left. "He (LFJ) came here in 1903 from Norway. He was a lumberjack in Duluth, then he moved north of Duluth for two or three years as a lumberjack,...

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