By Barbara Falconer Newhall
Oops. I forgot to post the photo of my father’s Scottville, Michigan, High School football team on Friday’s blog. Here it is.
The great Stock Market Crash of 1929 took place on Thursday, October 29, 1929, setting off a world-wide economic depression. Things were bad, but apparently not bad enough to keep these guys from suiting up and playing ball. Or had the market not quite crashed yet . . . ?
My father, Dave Falconer (that’s him with the curly hair, front row, third from right), wrote these names on the back of the photo. The spellings and labels are his. Left to right:
Front Row – Backs: James Berry – Jim; Adison Miller – Addy – R. End; John Rosander – Rosy – Back; Holly Wilson – capt. – Back; Noble Stephens – Steve – Back; David Falconer – Dave – Back; Harry Young; Norman Benow – Norm
Second row – Line: Morse Osby – R. Tackle; Woodrow Briggs – L. Tackle; Harold Sanders – R. Guard; Ray Sherburn – Center; Meril Wood; Bob Berry; Dwight Spuller – L. End; Don. Sager – Coach
Back row – Scrubs: Genters; Jenks; D.D. Nelson; Harhart; James Fisher; W. Fisher – L. Guard; Burt Shulte; Ben Nap – ?ski; L. Fisher