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Lincoln Elementary School of Little Falls, Minnesota
Lincoln Elementary School of Little Falls, Minnesota. Circa 1965.

This black and white photograph shows a view of the class of Jean Goedderz at Lincoln Elementary School in Little Falls, Minnesota.  According to school records from 1966, Jean Goedderz was one of the two kindergarten teachers at the school.  Located on the west side of Little Falls, the Lincoln school was established in 1892, when the first building was constructed by contractor A. D. Harrison.  After this structure burned down in January of 1903, a new building was constructed and was open for school that fall.  Touted as one of the largest structures to be erected in the city that year, the building served the Little Falls community until 1966, when the current Lincoln Elementary School was built.  One of the fun things about this photograph is the handwritten names that are on the back.  These names appear to have been written by the students themselves:

Penny, Loretta, Wendy W., Grace, Rose K., Mark B., Steven, David, Lori, Donna LeDoux, Teresa Jutz, Eugene, Judy H., Keven (sic), Brian, Mark G., Annette, Judy P., Daniel, Michael O., Suzanne H., Tracie, Theresa, Jimmy, Jose, Pam, Iller (sic), Barbara, Pamela B., Elizabeth, Peggy, Todd, Gordon, Jon, Kathy.

If you have any information on the Lincoln School or are able to verify the names of the children and/or add last names, please let us know.  You can make a comment on this post, send us an e-mail (, give us a phone call (320/632-4007) or stop in at the museum.

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