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The following photos are from the Negative Collection of Black River Falls professional photographers Jim Speltz, Betty Speltz Anderson and Jack Anderson. The Collection, located in the Jackson County History Room, has been made possible with the cooperation and consent of the Speltzs’ sons, Mike and Steve. More information on the Collection is available by contacting Historian Mary I. Woods at If you can identify individuals in any of the photos, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Woods at 715-284-4112, Ext. 3.



Circus Parade 
Downtown Black River Falls 
July 1953 
Neg 737


W.R. Arthur Awards Banquet 
Freeman Hotel 
April 1953 
Neg. 685 


Rally Day 
Jackson County Fairgrounds 
May 1953 
Neg 762 


25th Anniversary Banquet 
Black River Falls Rotary Club 
December 1953 
Neg 865 


Washington Pageant 
Black River Falls Elementary  
February 1953 
Neg 678 


7th and 8th Grade Class Officers
Black River Falls Junior High
Back: Dave Overlien, Sharon Peterson, Bill Moe
Front: Chuck Torgerson, Kathy Ludeman, Sue Emerson,
Beth Harelson
October 1962 Neg 1964 

May 1956 Neg 1309

BRF Mayor Hardy throwing out 
first ball at Little League field dedication 
May 1956 
Neg 1309 


730 BRFHS Junior Prom

BRFHS Junior Prom Court
April 1952
Neg 730


NNeg 751 BRFHS Track Team

BRFHS Track Team
May 1953
Neg 751

948 Recess Time at St Joe's Sept 1954

Recess time at St. Joseph’s School 
September 1954 
Neg 948