Blast from the Past / early 1960s: Will you hold please?

Cheri (Schmidt) Holthaus takes an important call while having her portrait made at Ladd’s Studio (now Schlader Photography) in Cottonwood in the early 1960s. Cheri Holthaus is secretary at Prairie High School in Cottonwood, and celebrates her birthday next month. This photo was submitted by her husband, Pat Holthaus. Readers who would like to share their historical photos from throughout the region may do so by emailing them to or submitting them to: Blast from the Past, P.O. Box 957, Lewiston, ID 83501. Questions? Call Jeanne M. DePaul at (208) 848-2221.

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