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BACK IN TIME: Maccabees Convention

This photo was taken on Oct. 6, 1931, during the Maccabees Convention in Mitchell. It shows Mitchell’s Maccabees Drill Team. Maccabees was a part of the fraternal group of the insurance industry also known as Knights of Maccabees and Ladies of the Maccabees. Teams from Aberdeen, Huron, Sioux Falls, Parkston and Mitchell competed at this time. Mrs. Barbara Reihson was the drill master of the Mitchell lodge. Mary Mackey Donaldson (second girl back), also known as Babe, was a member of the drill team. (Photo courtesy of Cheryl Titze and Mitchell Area Historical Society)

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