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Gale College Again

Because of the Borreson family’s strong ties to Gale College, I’m posting a couple more items, courtesy of a Christophersen descendant, Carson Taylor, who has been gracious enough to share these with me. This 1906 diploma dates about 20 years … Continue reading

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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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A La Follette in Pigeon Falls

The Christopherson pastors, father and then son, served Pigeon Creek Lutheran Church for many decades, and in the course of those years, ministered to three or four generations of Borresons. But I was genuinely surprised by this news clipping dated … 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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Basketball at Gale College

Okay, I’m on a roll. After reporting on Borresons playing baseball at Gale, here comes basketball. The same players were involved – Ednar, Edgar and Garven – but the number of La Crosse and Winona news items is quite limited and makes an … 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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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

If skiing was the wintertime love of many of the Borreson siblings, baseball was the summertime equivalent. When I was hardly  more than a toddler, my dad Garven was in his early thirties and still playing for Hegg. Brothers Odell and Sid were … 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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The Pastors Christopherson

Pigeon Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, which has served Borresons and Estensons from the time they arrived in Fitch Coulee, has the distinction of a father and son as its pastors for nearly 90 years. Emanuel Christopherson arrived from Norway in 1876 to accept … Continue reading

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Gale College

Besides Fitch Coulee School, another educational institution served the Borreson family very well. That was Gale College of Galesville, Wisconsin. From 1901-1939, Gale College was a prep school for the Lutherans, specifically for the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church. The school … Continue reading

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