Throwback Thursday: 1961 Tower City Twins

Paul Riemerman
Staff Writer

The Valley City Times-Record plans to run a historical photograph each week submitted by our readers.

This photograph was provided by Joan Hallad of Kindred. Halland said this photograph appeared in a fall of 1961 issue of the Fargo Forum, and was provided by the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

According to information included with the photograph taken by Chet Gebert, the eight youngsters were students in Mrs. Lyle Reese's first-grade class at Tower City, and all were twins, making identification difficult for the school that year.

Halland said, "Here's one from the archives of the Fargo Forum, circa Sept 7, 1961– Four sets of twins from a class of only 23 in Tower City."

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