the town school, district 33
1921 complaint about school taxes
In an article in the December 27, 1921 Nebraska State Journal, C. W. Chambers complained about the cost of teachers' salaries. In context, complaints on the burden to retired people who had moved to town, it is about taxes for the town school. The article says, in part, that despite money troubles, there had been a vote to keep teachers' salaries at the same level for the coming year. It continued:
"This extravagance must be stopped," he said, "Or bankruptcy will follow right soon. We had many years of prosperity caused in great measure by Europe's ability to buy and by the great preparations for war. We can't expect much from there, for years to come. The country is not prosperous. The towns to a great extent are populated by old folks (who as Gentle Joe Gargery, when Pip asked if Miss Haversham was dead, said, 'I wouldn't go as fur as to say she is dead, but she aint' a livin', see Dickens Great Expectations). These old folks who relied on their little fortunes to maintain them in their simple way and came to town in their few remaining days are cruelly taxed. Their productive days are over, and between H.C.L., high taxes, and the cost of sickness and death, it will be a tight squeeze if we all escape being a burden on somebody, and it's a shame. -- Stop it. C. W. Chambers.
1888 - 1929
Photo 262. This photo is undated. Names are below.
Names on a typewritten tag, and on handwritten tags, all with the picture:
Photo 278. The class and students are unidentified. This photo is in the same bound album containing a photograph dated 1910 as the photo above.
Photo 280. From the bound album with a class picture dated 1910.
Photo 929, undated, no names. This picture of the Assembly Room in the 1902 school sparked a Facebook exchange about numerous aspects of the picture, including the mysterious teller cage. It is in the old school, with the steps to the superintendent's office seen through the open door. A picture of President William McKinley is on the wall to the left. McKinley served from 1897 and until his assassination in early 1901, six months into his second term.
school pictures sorted by year of high school graduation
1919 and before
Many undated pictures are difficult to place. Best efforts have been made to place them in the proper category.
Excerpt of Photo 817 - School year 1926 to 1927, the 7th and 8th Grades (the future Classes of 1931 and 1932).
Photo 818: School Year 1927 to 1928, 8th Grade (the future Class of 1932):
Photo 819: School Year 1928 to 1929, Freshmen (the future Class of 1932)
The future Class of 1932 as Sophomores, School Year 1929 to 1930. Excerpt from Photo 802.
Photo 820 - Juniors, School Year 1930 to 1931
photo 262 - district 33 (the school in town)
The photo is undated. There is a list of names with the picture. The focus is not good enough to excerpt individual students.
photo 278 - probably school district 33
The class and students are unidentified.
photo 280 - probably district 33
This photo was in a bound album that appeared to be a book of photographer's proofs. It had photos that included a photo of a 1910 class play.