Janet Nolan’s Name Tag

Janet Nolan was born on November 9, 1907 to Thomas and Barbara Ziegler Nolan. Though born in Washington, she went to high school in St. Paul where she won an oratorical contest that earned her a trip on the 1926 Columbia River Historical Expedition. She passed away at the age of 94 in Santa Rosa, California, leaving behind this name badge from the expedition.

Click image to download a PDF showing the front and back of this name badge.

The ribbon on the badge says “American Good Will Association Franco American Branch,” the organization that sponsored the oratory contests that selected 38 American and five French high school students to go on the trip. Unfortunately, I can’t find any other information about Janet Nolan (and precious little information about the other students on the trip), but I’ll post more when I find more.

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