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This 1891 photo was donated to the ECHS archives by the late Leo Modracek, who lived very near or on the original grounds of the old Western College that was once in Western. It shows an early band standing in front of a wooden building with wide steps. It is labeled "Western Hall (Dance)."
The man in white standing by the door is Joseph Witousek, who owned the College Square at the time this picture was taken.
Some of the men in the band are identified:(l to r) Frank Buresh(?); Frank Netolicky, Sr; Unknown; Unknown; Unknown; Frank Andrle (drum); John Krejca; Unknown; Joe (or Frank?) Hronik, Sr.; Unknown; Wes Bys; Unknown.
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