Johnston, Blanche Avery 1895-1986

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Johnston, Blanche Avery 1895-1986

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Born April 28, 1895 in Alexandria, SD, Blanche Avery Johnston was a member of the South Dakota State College class of 1916. From 1916 to 1917 she was a home economics teacher in Elgin, Minnesota. She married Ralph Johnston September 4, 1917 and they lived in Hot Springs, SD before moving to Brookings, SD. Ralph Johnston become the first curator of the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum. Blanche Johnston was the Grand Marshal of the Hobo Day Parade in 1986. She passed away December 13, 1986.


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