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History Mystery - March 20

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Nisswa queen contest contestants in 1946 included, from left, Minnie Petersen, Betty Lane, Margie Kletschka, queen Ervaline Henderson, Nisswa Mayor George Jensen, Mary Simenstad, Margaret Simenstad, Jeanne Hanson and an unidentified woman. They are on the Nisswa Elementary School stage. Jensen, Nisswa’s first mayor, is placing the crown of flowers on the queen’s head. Do you know the unidentified woman? If so, or if you have a historical photo to submit for our History Mystery feature, contact Nancy Vogt at nancy.vogt@pineandlakes.com.

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PHOTO COURTESY OF NISSWA AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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