Category Archives: Education

A 1933 Gale College Program

Five of Emil and Gina Borreson’s children attended Gale College, an academy of the Norwegian Lutheran church, located in Galesville, Wisconsin. Here’s a graduation program for three of them who graduated in 1933. (The program was 15 inches long so … Continue reading

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Borresons in 1940 Census

The state of Wisconsin is now searchable on Ancestry.com for the 1940 U. S. Census, so I thought I’d share with you what’s reported about the Emil Borreson family on the farm in Fitch Coulee. Here’s the information, person by person, … Continue reading

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Fitch Coulee School Students

Among the photos Carol mailed me, there were two of Fitch Coulee School students. Very likely all ten Borreson siblings attended Fitch Coulee School, so there are likely more group photos like these two. I think I have one including my father Garven. … Continue reading

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Fitch Coulee School Photo

Wishing I had a good photo of the Fitch Coulee School didn’t get me one, so here comes Plan B, or maybe C. The photo below is taken from a corner of one with Grandfather Emil Borreson chopping wood on a … Continue reading

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Letters from Gale College

A letter home from Gale College is not what this is about, but the letters earned by participation in a sport. Dan was so kind as to photograph the impressive collection of letters his father Ednar earned at Gale College from … Continue reading

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Baseball Seasons at Gale

Well into another baseball season, and needing to get my mind off the Milwaukee Brewers’ ups-and-downs, I have been delving into La Crosse and Winona online newspaper archives to look again at the Borresons who played baseball at Gale College. The available game … Continue reading

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Gale College in the News

As I searched old newspapers, I came upon a couple Gale College news clippings with references to three of the five Borresons who attended in the 20s and 30s. My copies aren’t legible here, but I’ll include enough of the … Continue reading

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