Gold-painted Cootie figure

Gold-painted Cootie figure

Completed Cootie game figure painted gold from early 1950s vintage 'COOTIE' game, manufactured by Schaper Manufacturing Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1950–1954.

Schaper Company headquarters

Schaper Company headquarters

W. H. Schaper Manufacturing Company/Highlander Sales Company, 1800 Olson Memorial Highway, Minneapolis. Original building that housed the office, warehouse, and assembly departments of the company, 1952.

Cootie game

Cootie game

Cootie game, 1949.

Children in boats at Pine River Fish Fry, 1920s.

Children in boats at Pine River Fish Fry, 1920s.

Fish Fries have been a spring and summer tradition in Pine River and surrounding towns for generations, and Dam Park was a favorite spot even before it was an official park. Photograph from Logsleds to Snowmobiles, used with permission of the Pine River Chamber of Commerce.

Diving Platform at Dam Park, Pine River

Diving Platform at Dam Park, Pine River

Even before Dam Park was competed in the late 1930s, the placid water above the dam on Norway Brook made it a popular spot for swimmers. This makeshift diving platform was eventually replaced by a 17-foot metal platform by the WPA, but taken down more recently due to high insurance costs.

Park at Pine River, ca, 1910s

Park at Pine River, ca, 1910s

Park at Pine River above the dam, ca. 1910s or 1920s. Photograph from Logsleds to Snowmobiles, used with permission of the Pine River Chamber of Commerce.

Fish Fry cooks at Norway Brook, Pine River MN, 1920s.

Fish Fry cooks at Norway Brook, Pine River MN, 1920s.

Migrating outdoors after the Lenten season, fish fries are community mainstays across Minnesota that often benefit churches, fire and police departments, and local clubs. Photograph from Logsleds to Snowmobiles, used with permission of the Pine River Chamber of Commerce.

Fishing at Norway Brook above dam, 1910s

Fishing at Norway Brook above dam, 1910s

Fishing at Norway Brook above dam, 1910s. Photograph from Logsleds to Snowmobiles, used with permission of the Pine River Chamber of Commerce.

Norway Brook Dam at Pine River

Norway Brook Dam at Pine River

Norway Brook Dam at Pine River, ca. 1950. Photograph by Photo Service Agencies, Inc., Brainerd.

Observers at the Norway Brook duck race

Observers at the Norway Brook duck race

Observers gather for the duck race at Norway Brook, August 10, 2018. Used with the permission of the Cass County Historical Society.

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