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Photo provided Wadena High School grads Elizabeth Colson and Phillip Nervig met up in Africa, where each is living in Zambia. Colson went to the African nation to study the effects of the construction of a dam on the local population. Nervig works as a foreign service officer with the U.S. Embassy there.

Wadena graduates meet in Africa

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Elizabeth Colson and Phillip Nervig, both graduates of Wadena High School, recently spent time together at Elizabeth's home in rural Zambia, Africa.


Elizabeth is the daughter of Louis and Metta Colson. She graduated from Wadena in 1933, obtained a master's degree from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in 1945 in anthropology from Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Mass.

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