Duluth Library Wildcats Women’s Hockey Team of 1929

Not much is known about the Duluth Library Wildcats. The photo above is from the Duluth Public Library’s Facebook page, and is from a slide titled “Library Wildcats,” found in the staff section of the library’s slides.

“There isn’t a lot more information than that, but a librarian is on the case and she’ll be looking for more on this story,” the library’s Facebook post noted.

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Mike Creger

about 1 year ago

Chris Julin had a story with this photo for MPR way back in 2001. It lists the people in the photo: 

The Duluth Public Library hockey Wildcats, vintage 1929. Standing (from left): Mildred McKibbins, Eva Shearsmith, Mildred Hurd, Bess Brauncombe, Celia Walt (Cohen), Genevieve Bruger and Ingrid Bouveng. Kneeling: Olga Johnson (left) and holding the puck is Margaret Kieley.

Paul Lundgren

about 1 year ago



What is coming to light is the Wildcats were a one-day team that played at the City Hall Frolic at Chester Bowl Park on Feb. 6, 1929. The library will have more info in maybe a week or so. Or several months.

Nancy Scott Hanway

about 12 months ago

This photo -- and the MPR story -- intrigued me so much that I wrote a blog post about it. Please let me know if I got any details wrong. 

Nancy Scott Hanway: Duluth Library Wildcats, 1929

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