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Boise High uncovers hidden paintings from the ‘40s during gym remodel

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise High School uncovered two paintings portraying Native Americans during a remodeling and expansion project of its 1936 gym. The Idaho Statesman reports crews were able to salvage one image that officials say was likely painted in the 1940s. The paintings were signed by R. Brown and were found behind a trophy cabinet. Officials say they plan to display the recovered painting once the facility is complete. The school previously used an image of a Native American as a mascot. The imagery was phased out in recent years. Officials also found old uniforms and a wallet lost by a student in the 1980s. The school's resource officer tracked down the former student who still lives in the area and returned the wallet.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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