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Deerwood Adirondack Music Center provided a summer music camp located on Saranac Lake in New York.

In 1944, Alice Sloman was one of the one hundred students from all across America invited to attend. She remembered this camp fondly for its voice…

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Black ballet shoes (non-pointe) used for ballet classes and performance. They are size 9 and made with leather for the upper part of the shoes and the sole. Primarily used for college dance classes. The state of the shoes and the condition of the…

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Black tap shoes used to educate a high school student in tap dance. The shoes are size 9 and have a glossy exterior. The "taps", which are the metal slabs attached at the toe and heel of the shoe, create a loud click when they hit a hard, smooth…

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These are size 8 tan colored character shoes used for college theater productions. Character shoes are designed to give feet proper support while the neutral colors are meant to be worn with any costume. This pair, like many other designed for women,…

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Before Roots America’s history books silenced and marginalized the trials, tribulations, contributions and achievements of African American’s to America’s very being. However, Roots changed the trajectory of American history. The book version…

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Lorene (Cherry) Langenfeld is pictured in the bottom row center wearing a white shirt with a circle brooch. She is pictured here with her class. Something interesting to note is that an African American student is pictured with her. As this was well…

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Lorene (Cherry) Langenfeld plays the violin front and center of her school's orchestra. She was born and raised in Centralia, Illinois. This photo was taken around 1927. She is the great grandmother to Katie Brethorst.

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Lucy Cherry attended Bell School in 1913. She is the great-great grandmother of Katie Brethorst. She is pictured wearing the flower in her hair and a necklace towards the center of the photo. The photo is also marked and points to her.

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Andrew Brethorst, who has been an Illinois resident for most of his life, attended high school in New Jersey. He attended Morris-Knolls high school, and was a champion polevaulter. He was named the All Around Senior Athlete- Male in 1990. from his…

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Andrew Brethorst, who has been an Illinois resident for most of his life, attended high school in New Jersey. He attended Morris-Knolls high school, and was a champion polevaulter. He was named the All Around Senior Athlete- Male in 1990. from his…
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