Throwback Thursday December 8, 2016

It’s time for another “Throwback Thursday”, a weekly column that takes a look back in time at some of the well-known people and places of Ottumwa. ((Break)) The goal of this pictorial column is to allow readers to take a walk down memory lane.  Photos used will show people, places, and events from Ottumwa’s past.  Readers are also invited to get involved.  Please feel free to share any relevant pictures with us and you just might see it published online.  Contact us through any of our social media outlets or email, just make sure to tag the pictures with #throwbackthursday or #tbt.


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Ottumwa High School Boys’ Basketball team, 1922



Ottumwa High School Boys’ Basketball team, 1923



Ottumwa High School Boys’ Basketball game, 1928



Ottumwa High School Boys’ Basketball game in wooden gym of OHS, 1948



OHS student Joe Ferguson, number 25 in the foreground, participates in a boys’ basketball game in 1949.  Ferguson remained in Ottumwa eventually becoming the principal of Ottumwa High School.  He remained local, raising his family here where he still resides with his wife, Toni.



Ottumwa High School Boys’ Basketball game, 1949