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The following photos were taken during the 1930s. Click on photo for an enlarged view. Use your Back button to return here:

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Islea Ricklefs Graeber and Jerry Graeber circa 1939
The Graeber Collection

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The George sisters wait for Rolfe school bus circa 1939 Married names: Ada Marie Collee (class of 1942), Bertha Ellen Wiseman (1945), Norma Jean Groenwold (1947), and Marjorie Lou Simonson (1947). Ada Collee collection

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Peterson Clothing Store circa 1939
East side of Main Street Don Grant collection


Presbyterians circa 1938
First row children, left to right: unidentified girl in cape, John Wiegman, Philip Brinkman. Second row, left to right: Rev. Sinning, Mrs. Sinning, Rachel Wiegman, Ethel Ives, Earl Ives, Mary Brinkman, Janice Wiegman (behind), Bob Mather, Maude Mather (behind), John F. Wiegman, Jen Bowen (behind), Charlie Bowen. Third row, left to right: Grace Brinkman (face partially hidden behind Rev. Sinning), Glyde Brinkman, unidentified young man, Minnie Hoosier, Jess Hoosier, Lena Vaughan, Sport Boyce. Back row, left to right: Marie Wiegman, Winifred Brinkman (face partially hidden behind Glyde Brinkman), Henry Wiegman, Art Vaughan, August Brinkman, Grace Brinkman. Bessie Boyce. Marjorie Vaughn Hertz collection

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Al Vaughn and pigs circa 1938
Marjorie Vaughn Hertz collection

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DMT boys basketball team circa 1938
Al Vaughn in center back row. Help wanted in identifying other players. Marjorie Vaughn Hertz collection

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RHS boys basketball team - 1938
2nd at State Back row, left to right: Jimmy Taylor, Virgil Cox, Arnold Hansen, Forrest Tutt, Ray Boles, Coach Art Evans. Front row, left to right: George Marine, Al Budolfson, Bernard Ferden, Ed Smith, Leo Cornwell, Bob Watts. Mary Margaret Vainreb collection

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RHS boys basketball team - 1937
3rd at State Back row, left to right: Superintendent M.D. Anderson, Virgil Cox, Arnold Hansen, Ed Smith, Bernard Ferden, Ray Boles, Coach Art Evans. Front row, left to right: George marine, Leo Cornwell, Keith Rickard, Al Budolfson, Lawrence Kennedy, Bob Watts. Mary Margaret Vainreb collection

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County delegation of 4-H girls at state 
convention at Iowa State College - 1937

Left front: Mary Von Ives. Second row, tall center: Winnifred Brinkman. Second row, right: Doris Vaughn. Back row, right: Mildred Ives. Marjory Vaughn Hertz collection

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Cutting ribbon when Main Street was paved circa 1937 Town council, left to right: Melson, White, Brinkman, Siefkin, Sroufe, Albrecht, Sernett, Wiegman, Grant. Mary Margaret Vainreb collection

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Bernice Ricklefs Sedlacek 1936
Sedlacek collection

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Rolfe Main Street in winter of 1936
Camera faces southeast. Mary Jane Hunter Dow collection

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RHS national champion orchestra - 1935
In late spring, 1935, the RHS orchestra participated in the National Music Contest in Madison, WI, earning a superior rating in Class C competition.  Each member of the orchestra received a medal signifying the national championship.  The compositions played were "Moment Musicale" by Haydn and "Allegro" by Mozart.  Miss Inez Archer, stand far left, conducted the orchestra. --
Photo submitted by Bill McIntire, Class of 1936

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RHS boys basketball team - 1935 County Champs Back row, left to right: Superintendent M.D. Anderson, Al Budolfson, Dick Melson, Clarence Lanus, Archie Phillips, Coach Art Evans. Front row, left to right: Ed Green, Leo Shelgren, Vernon Harmon, Keith Rickard, Ed Kober, Everett "Brownie" Rickard. Mary Margaret Vainreb collection

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RHS boys football team - 1934
Back row, left to right: Deane Gunderson, Ed Kober, Keith Rickard, Clarence Lanus, Leo Shelgren, Gerald Graeber, Everett "Brownie" Rickard. Front row, left to right: Bill McIntire, Vernon Harmon, Vince Calligan, Jack George, E.C. (Junior) White, Harrold Hoard. Mary Margaret Vainreb collection

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Girls and pickup truck on camping trip to Twin Lakes - 1933 Frances Vaughn Mosbach, Evelyn Ferden Kaiser, Doris White, Ruth Dawson, Marjory Vaughn Hertz. Marjory Vaughn Hertz collection

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Girls on camping trip at Twin Lakes - 1933
Doris White, Frances Vaughn Mosbach, Evelyn Ferden Kaiser, Ruth Dawson, Marjory Vaughn Hertz. Marjory Vaughn Hertz collection

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Left: Bobby Hunter. Right: Lawrence Quinsland - 1932 Mary Jane Hunter Dow collection

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Fire at Bobby Hunter Creamery - 1931
Mary Jane Hunter Dow collection

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Etta Symes Hat Shoppe circa 1930
Mary Jane Hunter Dow collection

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RHS freshman class - 1930
Mary Margaret Vainreb collection

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Rolfe High School's two Rhode Scholars.
Left: Gordon Siefkin, class of 1925. Right: Virgil Hancher, class of 1914. Siefkin became attorney, Hancher became president of the State University of Iowa. Circa 1930. Lulu Perigal White collection

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