The Lemont Area Historical Society (LAHS) has generously offered to share photos and accompanying information with Patch readers each week, depicting people, places and things from the village’s storied past.
This week, as Lemont continues in the high school playoff football season, the historical society is featuring a picture of the 1945 Lemont Township High School Indians. Longtime Lemonters may recognize a few of the players in the photo – and we’re hoping somebody may be able to identify the unnamed player in the first row.
Members of the team are, from left, first row: Don Kaser, Marv Leffler, Ed Jeans, Gene Jones, John Zezulka and Glenn Wold; second row: Tom Laketa, Don Campbell, Ed Forzley, Rich Leffler, Bill Wanda, Ed Krass, Tom Sniegoski and Leo Burnet: and top row: Gene Burglund, Ray Herbert, BobPechnick, Len Indy, Gene Malak, Ed Krass, Cajton Zelurnis, Bill Sweringer, Milan Laketa and Coach Mike Washo.
The members of the LAHS say, “Good luck, Lemont Indians! Keep the winning tradition alive!”
Discover more about Lemont history at the historical society museum in the Old Stone Church at 306 Lemont St. The museum is open to the public and welcomes visitors. For more information, visit the LAHS web site at http://www.lemonthistorical.org/ or contact email@example.com.
The Lemont Area Historical Society also invites readers to share their photos of Lemont’s past, to be added to the LAHS archives.
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