Dawes County School Photos
1948-49 Chadron Public Schools-West Ward - 1st Grade
Front Row: Sally Thornton?, unknown, Maynard King
Middle Row: Unknown, Unknown, Linda DiTonto, Unknown, Unknown, LeRoy Preble
Back Row: Jim Sandstrom, Unknown, Glen Oak, Bruce Yoakum, Kenny Chizek
----------------------------------------- (Photo courtesy of Jim Sandstrom)
1st Row (l-r) ?, ?, Maynard King 2nd Row (l-r) ?, ?, Linda DiTonto, ?, ?, LeRoy Preble 3rd Row (l-r) Jim Sandstrom, ?, ?, ?, Kenny Chizek Comment: on the back of this photo in my first grade printing are 11 names while there are 14 kids in the photo plus the teacher. The names are Jim, King, Bruce, Linda, Sally, Gerry, Glen, Linda Roe, LeRoy), Joye, and Kenny. Jim is me and I know that Maynard King, Kenny Chizek, LeRoy Preble, and Linda DiTonto were in my class, and I identified them in the photo based on my memory. I have a pretty high confidence that I have them right. The Sally may be Sally Thornton and the second Linda may be Linda Blomquist, but I can find nothing that tells me who Bruce, Gerry, Glen, and Joye are. I also have no idea who the other three kids may be. I have a vague recollection that Donna Berlie was in my class. I believe you said she lives in Spearfish, so you might run the kindergarten and first grade photos by her to see if anyone looks familiar to her. Also if you have a connection to Linda DiTonto, you might have her do the same. Most of the kindergarten kids appear to have ended up in the first grade class.