In Honor of Paul Bunyan Day
June 28th

MANY THE TALES OF PAUL BUNYAN and his blue ox “Babe” originated in the lumberjack industry and logging communities. Like all good folklore, it was passed from generation to generation by word of mouth. Over campfires, his legend grew; and wondrous stories were created. Written tales emerged in the early 1900's.

Paul Bunyan is "credited" with many deeds. Among his more legendary feats:

  • He created logging in the U.S.
  • He scooped out the great lakes to water Babe, his ox.
  • He cleared the entire states of North and South Dakota for farming.
  • He trained ants to do logging work. They were, of course, Carpenter Ants.
  • Babe's large footprints created Minnesota's 10,000 lakes.
  • He is best known for his logging feats. Paul Bunyan was a gigantic lumberjack of American Folklore.

Celebrate Paul Bunyan Day in a giant way; he would expect you to!




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I just notice that we've had 99469 visitors to our home page since we launched the site 81/2 years ago.Who will be #100,000.?

Take a walk back to Roseland's beginning and be there to watch it grow thanks to our new series. You'll find it listed -- 4th one down -- in the left-hand corner of the HOME PAGE. Just click on "Roseland: Before Our Time," and you'll be there.

Surprise! We look differently after all this time. The new design that ClassCreator made available some time ago  is supposed to allow correct display on all devices - phones, lap and desk tops, pads, etc. It took me a while to tackle it, but here it is.

Please check out the icons in the upper right corner. One is for messages and another is for posting announcements. I, as your administrator, have different ones so I don't know exactly what else you have. Any questions, hollar and I'll find out.


Our entire yearbook is now posted on our site. Click on the link below or just hover next to "Fenger High School" in the list on the left side of this HOME PAGE. A fly-out menu will appear and you can choose the yearbook title to bring up its page. Be sure to read the instructions so you can enlarge the images and navigate around the pages.

Classmates and guests of this site can now share photos on any topic they feel would interest the rest of us. Simply:

  1. Click on "Photo Galleries" in the column on the left side of the home page.
  2. Click on an existing photo show to enter a gallery someone else created.
  3. Go to the last page of pictures in the gallery and click on the "Create Your Own Photo Gallery Here" button at the bottom of that page.
  4. Follow the directions on screen to create your gallery of photos. Remember as always on this site, you must be able to find where the pictures are on your computer. In other words, what file they are in. Most will be in "My Pictures."

Only you can add photos to galleries you create, and all photos you add will be credited to you inside your gallery!


We didn't have the "computer advantage" when we were growing up so many of us are a little timid when approaching this newfangled contraption. With that in mind, a new forum section entitled "All You Need to Know But Are too Shy to Ask" has been created.

The new feature has directions for many of the skills needed to take full advantage of our web site. It even explains how to print those directions so you can have them in front of you as you navigate into new territory.

A second feature explains exactly how to obtain additional help with any problem which may come up. It's really simple: just email me, as site administrator; and I'll get the answer straight from the experts at Class Creator.

 So now, with a little bit of determination, you can fully explore the site, send emails, reply to survey questions, comment in forums, and load pictures. Just click on the link below.

Please register and choose a password so you can explore the complete site we have created. It's filled with classmates' memories, pictures, updates, information on the Fifties, and more.

So, welcome to the World of Fenger - June 1958!


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