If anyone has team and/or game/random pictures of this or any other Manning town team please e-mail me.
Dave Friedrichsen and I are looking for pictures and a name of the Manning town baseball team that played in the late 1950s.
He also remembers being at one of these games in 1957 where the announcer said they were going to shut off the lights so everyone could watch the Russian satellite, "Sputnik," cross the dark skies of space.
Then he remembers going to a burger place across 141 where they would get an ice cream cone after the games.
Oh, if only Kenny Dethlefs was still living, I'm sure he could tell me all about it.
Does anyone remember Charles "Pitts" Gruhn and his train collection?
He lived upstairs at 313 Main and Dr. Bruce Fenchel, dentist, was on the other side of the second story. I happen to have this picture scanned from the Peters collection. Cynthia Genzen remembers her dad being friends with Pitts and why they have this picture...unfortunately it does not show the train set/collection.
I know there are more pictures out there somewhere - the people who have them probably don't know they have them or know exactly what the picture is of, but if I can only get more people to bring me their old collections/scrapbooks/boxes, I'll probably find a lot more Manning history...just like I'll bet someone has a picture of Pitts Gruhn's train collection.
All you have to do is dig out those old collections and get them to me - I'll do the actual work of scanning, identifying, and preserving...