Second from top: kids at the old downtown school before it burned. The sandy haired boy in the foreground we think is Bobby Grisham. Can you recognize any others? Maybe Hoyle Penna, second from left, rear??
Third: The old tabernacle and boy scout hut in 1942 or '43. The scout hut, as shown at this time, is a school cafeteria after the fire destroyed the school building. It was brought by rail from Camp Shelby and reassembled. The burned out remains of the school can be seen at the right. After the fire, the tabernacle was divided into sections and used for classrooms for a while.
A large playground remained there for many years (see-saws, swings, etc) until removal to make way for the new Caldwell Hospital completed in 1950.
Lower: Darrell "Dog" Mathis.
Two middle photos by Claude Gentry.