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Rich in the middle of the back ! Mountain's team, erupting as one man
the playing filed, started to argue with the pitcher for hitting Rich,
and within a minute Wabeno's team ran in from their positions and a
crowd swarmed onto the field and eight to ten fist fights started.
had probably 25 supporters who had followed their team, but they were
match for the home crowd, which probably numbered close to 100 !
the free-for-all finally ended the Wabeno team was in no shape to have
their picture taken by their photographer, and so this enterprising
fellow made a deal with the Mountain boys. . .Swen Bowman, Billy Bartz,
Miles Hurning, Sigurd Sandberg, Bernard Seward, Mutt Jensen, Ray
Paddy Larson, Sparky Coleman, Rich Jensen, Buckley Dunlap, Bob
Jack Marsh, and the teams Manager, Norman Kurtz all proudly posed for
photographer that day when the only picture ever made of the Mountain
Team, was so taken in the year 1926.
Mountain Team played in the Milwaukee Sentinel Tournament in 1938 to
2 games out of the 3 games played. Managed by Raymond Larson that year,
the team members were Gordon Thompson, Edmund Jensen, Hack Wilson,
Saffran, Jack Marsh, Harold Lambrecht, Billy Bartz, Eugene Belongia,
Johnson, Everette Jensen, Ellis Saffran, C. Backer, Glen Belong, and
nation declared war against Japan the day after Pearl Harbor was
by Japanese forces, and suddenly the years of World War II were upon us.
young men and women from the Mountain area were to leave their homes
families behind during the course of the war which took 12 young lifes
from this small community.
October 8 in 1944 the entire community gathered together for the
Service held at the site where the Mountain Honor Roll was then
and would stand for the duration of World War II. As Mrs. Alvin 'Eva'
President of the Ladies Auxiliary, unveiled this Tribute created for
the Military Forces of our nation, 127 names were so honored. Rev. N.
and Rev. E. Ocwieja then led the service in prayer while those from the
Towns of Armstrong, Riverview, and Doty gathered to read the names of
sons, daughters, and friends who were far from home.
World War II came to an end in 1945 the Honor Roll had grown to a list
of 133 names and would stand near the Depot along Highway 32 until
men and women then returned to their families. We only wish all of them
could have been happily reunited when the peace they fought for was to
be attained. On the list were the names of these men who gave their
during the war: Lynn Elliot Dunlap, George B. Jameson, Albert Zitske
Lyle B. Frost, Delbert L. Bartz, George Klover, Richard Sandberg,
Nelson, Floyd Lazansky, Leslie McAllen, Dale Hatfield, and Harvey
These boys, who became men when they left their homeland to fight on
soil, are now inscribed in memory forever.
Honor Roll was designed and created by Oscar Maes as a Tribute to the
and women from the^ Towns of Armstrong, Doty, and Riverview who were
in the Military Forces of America.