Thursday, August 12, 2010

Jesse Johnson and the OSA Football and Basketball Teams

Pictured is the OSA Basketball Team sometime between 1918 and 1920. Crouching on the right is the team manager, Jesse Johnson. He became the student body president for his class, which his granddaughter, Roxie Johnson Crouch, believes was in 1920. She provided this picture and the one below of the OSA Football Team for the same time period. Johnson is the third athlete from the right in the front in the football picture. Note that the picture is taken in front of the now razed Nelson Gymnasium. Of the three original buildings of the OSA campus, the academy is the only one left. We encourage correspondence from anyone who recognizes any of the other people in these pictures and we'll post their names! Thanks again to Roxie for enriching our OSA collection of information!

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