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The 1940 Verona High School football team

A MyVeronaNJ.com reader on Hillcrest recently found this photo while clearing out an attic box that may have been left by a previous owner of her house. The photo is of the 1940 Verona High School football team, and was taken on what is now the location of the middle school track. Although the faces are somewhat obscured by the helmets, you can get a clearer view of them by clicking on the photo to expand it in your browser.

There are a few names pencilled in on the back: Harry St. Clair, Freddie Pollidino, Angelo Salvanti, Bill Hafer in the back row and, in front, Bob Hagerman, Norman Wiener, George “Dutchy” Frey, Jimmy Zingg, Harry Dougherty, Eddie Smoot and Al Kaplus. My dad, who graduated VHS in 1946, remembers some of the players and believes that the correct spelling of some of the last names was Pallidino, Salvante, and Hegeman.

MyVeronaNJ.com would love to pass this photo along to someone who has a connection with it. So drop me an e-mail to tell me how you know the players, and it’s yours.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]

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  1. I think my dd, Jim Towart is 3rd from the left, front row althouh it’s diffcult to tell. He graduated 1947 from VHS. Sadly he’s no longer with us so I can’t confirm.

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