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River Falls (Wis.) Pierce County (Wis.)
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Bruce E. Foster family papers, 1791-2014

  • US ARC ARC 2023.010
  • 1932-2007

Family papers collected and collated by River Falls businessman and historian Bruce Earl Foster (1932-2007), great-grandson of early River Falls resident Judge Joel Foster.
Foster was born September 6, 1932 in River Falls, Wisconsin, to Letha (nee Chinnock) and Earl Hunter Foster. The last of three children, Bruce graduated from River Falls High School in 1954 and obtained a bachelors degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 1958.
Foster worked as a professional Scout Leader for the Boy Scouts, sold life insurance for Metropolitan Life, drove a school bus, and operated an animal shelter for Pierce and St. Croix counties, which he later expanded to include grooming services. In his personal life, Foster was an avid fisherman, and involved in numerous social organizations in Pierce County throughout his life. He married Joy Rasmussen in 1961 and they had two children, Judie (1962-) and Andrew "Andy" (1968-).

Foster, Bruce Earl

City hall and library, River Falls, Wisconsin

Real-photo postcard with image of the city hall and public library in River Falls, Wisconsin. Two 1950s cars are parked, including a police vehicle. Text printed on verso: All Rights Reserved -- L.L. Cook Company, Milwaukee. Printed on Kodak paper (used 1950- ). Unused.

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