Watkins Community Tours

Contributed by Shelly (Noah) Holm

In the mid 1900's the Watkins Company sponsored tours to their Winona, MN plant for customers living in Greenwood and the surrounding area.  Below is one of those tour groups for which we are attempting to identify the participants.  If you can help, please contact us.



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1940 [1 unknown date]  [2, 7 May]  [3, 16 Jul]  [4, 20 Aug]  [5, 21 Aug1941  [1, 20 Aug1958  [1, unknown date]


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Names by Number

21A  Mrs. Alex Loos


21B  Mrs. Eldora Dow

2.  Mary Pastor

22.  Bertha Elmer

3.  Marie Kessler (Mrs. Oliver)

23.  Marianna Noah (Mrs. Emil)

4.  Margaret Schwarze

24.  Frieda Severson (Frieda Keiner)

5.  Emma Kuester

25. Mrs. Jesse Richmond

6.  Bus Driver

26.  Lois Horn

7.  Rose Horn

27.  Carol Severson

8.  Watkins' Representative

28.  Mrs. Ed Kippenhan

9.  Emma Braun

29.  Ruth Kippenhan (or Mrs. Schofield)

10. Violet Speich

30.  Olga Amundson

11. Bertha Dallman.(or Frieda Klancher)

31.  ? Deegen

12. Clara Liebzeit

32.  Mrs. George Zuelke (Regina)

13. Ida Speich

33.  Betty Kenyon

14. Martha Meinholdt (Merc Liebzeit's mother) (or Ida Horn)

34.  Lydia (Kuester) Dill

15. Lavern Toburen

35.  Gertrude (Olsen) Johnson

16. Mrs. Fred Bush (Alma Goeke)

36.  Mable Bell

17. Alma Mason (or Lee Corey)

37.  Fern Kuester (Leon)

18. Louise Keiner 38.  Loretta Kuester
19. Mae Clendenning (or Mae Drinkwine)  
20. Mrs. Roy Hales  


Many thanks to Duane Horn, Nancy Mosely, Jane Braun, Shelly (Noah) Holm, Bernie Liebzeit, Fern Kuester, Jeanette Horn, Alice Braun, Jean (Wessel) Rolstad, Irving & Shirley Humke, and Everett & Mary Humke for making the identifications on this photo.




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