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History Mystery: Who is this woman?

Who is this woman?

Seated at the head of the table of the Perham Public Library, checking out books for patrons in the early to mid-‘70s, is this woman... who is she?

‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working in partnership with the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, we will publish a ‘mystery photo’ each week, challenging you, our readers, to answer a question about it. If you have a personal story that relates to the photo, or have new details about its contents, we will work with the museum to have that additional information put on record.

Contact us at 346-5900 or email

Congratulations to Mike Wasche, who was the first to correctly guess that the man pictured in last week’s History Mystery photo was John J. Cavanagh.