Post by David Sechrest on Mar 25, 2007 2:41:30 GMT -5
Another ommision. Thank you Jim! And...another school I'm not familiar with!!
David Sechrest Historic Columbus Indiana Progress should not ignore its roots and pillage our heritage in the process. Cultural, social, and historical should be part of the process, for it is the path and not the destination that is important - S. Givens
Re: Township Schools in 1879 « Reply #3 Today at 11:58am »
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO APPOLIGIZE TO RICHARD BECAUSE IF I HAD TAKEN MORE TIME TO LOOK I WOULD HAVE FOUND THAT THERE WAS A POSTING ABOUT THE GILMORE GRADE SCHOOL HAVING SAID THAT I HAVE BEEN GIVEN SOME PICTURES ACTUALLY TWO OF THE PETERSVILLE GRADE SCHOOL A TOWNSHIP SCHOOL
Petersville School #5 – was located on old SR 46, now East Twenty-fifth Street, west of Road 500 East. NOTE: This school location wasn’t on the 1879 map, however historians reported this was the location of School #5.
THE FOLLOWING IS A PICTURE OF THE PETERSVILLE GRADE SCHOOL
WAYNE SANFORD COMMENT
THE FIRST PICTURE IS THE CLAY TOWNSHIP (BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY) SCHOOL THAT SOME REFERRED TO THE “PETERSVILLE SCHOOL”. IT WAS SITUATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF NORTH 500 EAST, THE EQUIVALENT OF TWO BLOCKS NORTH OF SR 46 (25TH STREET) AT PETERSVILLE. TODAY THE SITE IS ACROSS THE ROAD FROM THE PETERSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. FROM THE FALL OF 1947 UNTIL JANUARY 1948 (OR PERHAPS UNTIL CHRISTMAS OF ’47), I ROAD A SCHOOL BUS STRAIGHT NORTH ON NORTH 500 EAST FROM WHERE IT INTERSECTED EAST 50 NORTH (THE OLD “HARTSVILLE PIKE”). THE FIRST ROAD COMMENCED AT THIS POINT. MY FOLKS RENTED THE OLD CLYDE VICKERY FARMHOUSE THAT ONCE STOOD AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF EAST 50 NORTH AND CR 525 EAST. THE HOUSE WAS TORN DOWN MANY YEARS AGO—PROBABLY IN THE EARLY 1960s WHERE A FINE HOME STANDS TODAY. (I BELIEVE THIS PROPERTY IS/WAS OWNED BY A MAN BY THE NAME OF VIRGIL SCHEIDT.) ANYWAY, MARGARET SCHEIDT (CLASS OF 1959) AND I WAITED AT THAT CORNER, UNDER A “BIG TREE” FOR THE BUS TO COME ALONG AND “SCOOP US UP” FOR THE JOURNEY.
THE ABOVE PICTURE AND THE FOLLOWING PICTURE WAS GIVEN TO ME BY WAYNE SANFORD WHO ATTENDED THIS SCHOOL FOR PART OF HIS FIRST GRADE
THIS IS A PICTURE OF HIS FIRST GRADE CLASS
My reaction to this photo sixty-six years later is, “Wow! What a rough-looking bunch of farm kids?”
On the far left is Mrs. McCoy, first grade teacher; on the right is Mr. Callon, school principal. I suppose he was in all the pictures taken in 1946. There are three rows of “youngin’s” which include the following (several, underlined, are graduates in the 1959 class of Columbus Senior High.) They are:
First Row (L to R): Linda Seary, Margaret Scheidt, Lois Coomer, Judy Ray Newbyck, Carol Howe, Jeanette George, Evelyn Gabriel, Susan Kay Long, Beverly Key Trotter, Louise Davis, and Linda, Davis. Second Row (L to R): Billy Bush, Larry Joe Bonnell, Phyllis Ann Booher, Judy Linn Despain, Rebecca “Beck” Redman, Judy Whittington, Wilbert Hazelgrove, and Wayne Lee Sanford (no glasses). Third Row (L to R): Marvin Hazelwood, John Ronald Dunagan, Larry Dean Finkle, Larry Cummins, Joe Evers, Dickie Franz, Donald Moore, Jean Smith, Winnie Hibit, John Song, and Richard Petro
Last Edit: Aug 14, 2012 13:03:06 GMT -5 by richard
One correction to the former location of "Petersville Polytechnic Institute", as we called it. It was not directly across from the present Ptersville United Methodist Church. It was a good bit further north, where the little county park is now located. The photo is of what we called the "old part" of the school. A "new part", which just about doubled the number of classrooms (and contained an honest-to-goodness cafeteria!) was built on the north side in 1960, as I recall.