School Days, Golden Rule Days


~   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

Principal Robert Benton and Some Teachers Tour Athens Plow Company, 1960 - 1961

Some Athens Teachers Tour Athens Press, In-service 1960 - 1961

Some Athens Teachers Tour Ridge Textile Mill, In-service 1960 - 1961

Some Athens Teachers Tour Mayfield Dairy Farms, In-service 1960 - 1961

Mrs. Ruth M. Clayton's 1961 Eighth Grade Class at North City School

Some 1961 Eighth Grade Students at North City School

North City School Students on 1961 Trip to Camp Oo-Tah-Nee-Noh-Chee

1962 Athens Kiwanis Club Scholastic Achievement Award at North City School

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

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

~   S T O R I E S   &   A R T I C L 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

"North City Elementary School's 1961 Trip to Camp Oo-Tah-Nee-Noh-Chee" by Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge

Business Education Day for Teachers, Athens, Tennessee 1960 - 1961 edited by Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge

North City Students Honored at Special Awards Day Program, June 2, 1962 (DPA article)

Two Athens Schools Report on Scrap Metal Collections (The McMinn County Herald, September 17, 1942)

~ F O R T H C O M I N G   -  C H E C K    B A C K    F O R    M O R E ! ~

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

"Living at the Chatsworth Hotel" by Sandra (Nipper) 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 .

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

Cherokee County, North Carolina ~ A History ~

Patchwork Pieces - Stories & Anecdotes (stories about my family)


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