A really early picture of Con. 8 taken with the students standing in front
of the southeast corner of the Gym. This is the period before
the Gym was fancied up ( in 1936). Not only are the student's
interesting, but also we have here a rare view of the teacherage's, the north
one and the main teacherage which was all there was until fall, 1940.
The picture is really evocative of the those early thirties with economic
depresion and drought making life a little more of struggle than normal.
The picture was one that LaNell DeWees had saved and it had no
identifying notes. The recovery of so many names (are very close guesses)
and the dating of the picture was due to the aid of Dorothy (Estoll)
Shelton (standing in middle of Row 2). All the evidence points to the
fact that this was taken in 1933-1934 school year, and is the third grade
and part or perhaps all of the fourth.
Back Row or Row 1: (6 people). L to R: (1) Winfred Snow, Elizabeth Haynie,
........?, Nadine Dodd, Violet McDowell, Vivian Allen. Row 2: (all standing)
Bernice Dempsey, ......, Betty June Heien, Anna Mae Burke, Ruth Etta
Cooper, Joan Meismer, Dorothy Estoll, Caesarine Burns, Ladonna Wallis,
Greame Brown, Carol Shockley, Ruby Snow, Erma Estoll. Rows 3 and
4 are below the picture.
Row 3(seated): Buddy Rogers?, Hubert Hazelwood?, Joe Miller, Sherman Fowler,
J. B. Snow, Carlyle Hutchinson, Billy Brown?, Lavone Williams, G. B.
Robinson, Jimmie Hutchinson, Jimmie Shelton. Row 4: ........?,
........?, .........., Wayne Reece??, Nolen Waters ?, Leo Jackson, Elmer Ankney,
......., Ray Snow?
The device in front looks like it might be a part of a game fitting in somehow
with the carefully excavated hole on the right side of the picture.. Anyone
There are 39 children here, which might be approximately correct for an
average daily attendance in grades 3 and 4. However there are memories
that the 4'th grade was split half with the third and half with the fifth.
The fourth grade for that year would have been the graduating class
of 1941, the second largest in Con. 8 history.
Click here to view and enlargement of just the students. Maybe you can help
us out with identificaitons.. Any Suggestions? Send me an email.