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McNeese State University Graduation, May, 1972.

McNeese campus, April 16, 1951.

Bulber Auditorium McNeese State University Ca. 1955

McNeese student Robert Peshoff, ca. 1955.

The DeQuincy Homemakers Club. Ca. 1955.

McNeese Homecoming celebration at the Majestic Hotel, ca. 1955.

MSU Freshmen with heads shaved. Ca. 1955.

McNeese band practicing, ca. 1950

McNeese Homecoming Band and Bonfire Lake Charles, La. Ca. 1955

MSU Cheerleaders, ca. 1950.

McNeese Majorette Lake Charles, La. Ca. 1955

McNeese Homecoming Parade Winning float 1956 Jane Kinney, Joyce Kinney, and Margie Cloud

McNeese Dance in the Ranch Lake Charles, La. Ca. 1955

The End of Prohibition April 13, 1933 Charleston Hotel, Lake Charles, La.

Ryan street, 1907

City Market and Ferry Landing on Lake Charles at the foot of Pujo Street, ca. 1895

Majestic Hotel, ca. 1940.

Two little girls at a rodeo at the McNeese Junior College Arena, ca. 1940.

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