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Can you help identify these individuals?

Date Posted: June 7, 2015       Categories: 49 History

The laying of the cornerstone for the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines (now the University of Alaska Fairbanks) took place nearly a century ago in July 1915. Angela Linn of the UA Museum of the North is looking for help identifying the individuals in this photo of the pouring of the cornerstone in June 1915. Click on the image to see a larger version:


A couple of clues:

The man at left might be the same as the center passenger in the Cadillac Model 30 pictured here (second photo from top):


The man in the bowler hat of the Cornerstone photo (second from right) might be J.H. Groves, as he was noted as being one of the folks that went up with the Wickershams, Harriet Hess (perhaps the woman in the photo?), and Rev. Hope Lumpkin to site the cornerstone position.

If you have any ideas about the identity of these folks please send to Angela Linn at ‪ajlinn@alaska.edu‪ or (907) 474-1828.