Traverse City Record-Eagle

Historical Photo of the Week

December 5, 2011

Reader identifies high school students

Jim Tompkins, of Traverse City, called to identify members of the Traverse City High School Class of 1949, '50 and '51 pictured in a Nov. 14 History Center of Traverse City archive photo.

He said his classmates were (back row, left to right) Janet Lemen, Sally Gustaf, Ann Heidbreder, Dawn Ann Weiss, Emaly Kleis, (front row) Gary Frye and Gerald Oleson.

Carol Frye called to identify the young man on the left as her husband, Gary Frye.

Marty Watts called to identify her father, Gerald Oleson.

Roger Watson also called to name the students. Watson said they are: standing, Janet Lemen, Sally Gustafson, Ann Heidbreder, Dawn Ann Weiss and Emily Klies. Seated, Gary Frye and Jerry Oleson.

George Weeks, of Leelanau County, recognized the students as 1950s Traverse City High School seniors and juniors. They are: standing, Janet Lemen, Sally Gustaf, Dawn Ann Weiss, Ann Heidbreder and Emaly Kleis. He thought the young man on the left could be Wes Nelson. He said the other boy is Jerry Oleson (son of the founder of Oleson's Foods Stores).

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