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OLD SCHOOL DAYS, GOLDEN RULE DAYS

STORIES & SCHOOL PHOTOS

 



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T H E     P H O T O S

Clearwater's First Old Log School in McMinn County, TN, 1898 - 1899

Clearwater School Group in McMinn County, TN, 1899 - 1900

Students of Mouse Creek School, McMinn County, TN, ca. 1916

Coltharp School Group, Monroe County, TN, ca. 1917

Coker Creek Elementary School (old photo of long-gone school), Monroe County, TN

Mrs. Meta (Walker) Guthrie's Class at North City Elementary School in Athens, McMinn County, TN, 1934 - 1935

Miss Laura Lee's Third Grade Class of 1956 - 1957 at North City Elementary School, Athens, TN

Miss Fannie Spiggle's Fourth Grade Class of 1957 - 1958 at North City Elementary School, Athens, TN

Miss Elsie Taylor's Fifth Grade Class of 1958 - 1959 at North City Elementary School, Athens, TN

Miss Elsie Taylor's Fifth & Sixth Split Grade Class of 1959 - 1960 at North City Elementary School, Athens, TN

Mrs. Gladys E. Gettys's Sixth & Seventh Split Grade Class of 1960 - 1961 at North City Elementary School, Athens, TN

Mr. Bruce Wentworth's Seventh & Eighth Split Grade Class of 1961 - 1962 at North City Elementary School, Athens, TN

Miss Mildred Maupin's Sixth Grade Class of 1969 - 1970 at Arnold Elementary School, Cleveland, TN

"Aunt Billie" Brite's 1942 school photo at age 11

T H E     S T O R I E S

"Tablespoon in the Teacher's Desk" by Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge

"What an Education Means to Me" by Sandra Nipper

"And Gladly Teach" by Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge

"It Was Time to Retire When . . ." by Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge

 

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"The Last Soap Making in North Athens" (with photos) by Sandra Ratledge

"Living at the Chatsworth Hotel" by Sandra Ratledge

Principal Robert Benton's letter

W A N T    M O R E    S T O R I E S  ?    C L I C K    L I N K S    B E L O W .

Short Stories (stories about my family)

Appalachian Pioneers (stories about my husband's ancestors and relatives)

"A WORD FITLY SPOKEN IS LIKE APPLES OF GOLD IN A SETTING OF SILVER." PROVERBS 25 : 11

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