Post by David Sechrest on Jun 28, 2006 15:45:43 GMT -5
Lowell School was built in 1870. Most of Union Township was acquired by the US Government for Camp Atterbury. When Camp Atterbury was formed, the Precinct School was taken over. Lowell missed the acquisition and the kids that attended Precinct School were sent to Lowell. Lowell School was enlarged in 1943 and fell withing the Columbus Township school system. By 1953, the kids who attended Lowell School were sent to Booth-Setser.
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
David posted a very interesting history about Lowell School. The only information that I have to offer at this time about Lowell is the graduating 8th Grade Class of 1951. I suspect but not sure that they went to Columbus High School at Central. However, being the school history included Camp Atterbury I am not sure all of the following students went to Central High School or Edinburg High School. Oh, well it doesn't matter here but noteworthy anyway.
The 1951 Eighth Grade Lowell Class was:
Everett Glean Anderson/Norman M. Moore/James T. Billingsley Janice Carol Newland/Roger Burton/Donovan Lee Ping Rita Fay Cochran/Thomas George Rogers/Gene Ferguson Forest Dale Sims/Wathalene Joseph/Marilyn J. Waltz
Great pictures George ! I remember James McKinney, but I am not sure what school his taught after Lowell. It seems that he went to maybe Central Hight School later. I remember him at times at the Pearl Street Gym it seems like. Anyway, thanks for sharing the pictures George.
Nanc, I remember the "Clod-Hoppers well in the early 1950s as I mentioned under A. Tross a ways back. I wore them and the second picture lower right shows a good shot of them. As far as the tennis shoes, they could have been "Columbus' Chuck Taylor All-Stars" or the PF flyer. I remember Chuck Taylor All-Stars shoes were the most popular during the 1950s for basketball and other sports.
Nanc & Bob, I really can't tell about the shoes, PF Flyers or the wagon Nanc, but I sure do remember the clod-hoppers and the bib overalls when I attend school in the early 1940's in East Columbus, or cow-town back then as it was known by,ha ha . I well remember dad taking me to A. Tross for my clod-hoppers and bib overalls and Mr. Tross fitting me. " We fix this boy right up " I remember Mr. Tross saying to dad. I can't recall seeing as many pairs of jeans and overalls ever, as that store had, but as I think back a lot of people wore them back then.