Do You Know These
The Missing W's
Don't you love old photographs? But it can
be frustrating when you don't know the 4 basic W's of Journalism -
Who-What-Where-When. We know 2 of the W's. What-GHS Graduating
Class; Where-Gideon School, Gideon, MO. We don't know Who or When.
We put on our Sherlock cap and did a little
snooping. We determined these elementarily facts.
The photo is old - you can tell because it
looks old (duh!) and the men are wearing lapel flowers (who does that
anymore?) and their suits are wrinkled (pre-polyester.) Just
The women, not in cap and gowns, are dressed
The car in the rear is parked by the 3rd
grade- Mrs. Beavers- classroom in 1950. The only person we know who
parked there was J.W. Lumbeck (when he drove the car to school in the 3rd
grade.) We don't remember seeing J.W. driving this car so our
deduction is it's not J.W.'s but a 1927 Model T-maybe the same one hoisted
on top of that very building by the football team of 1929-30. The car
is a vital part in our deductions, second being, age of car. Since few
people in Gideon drive new cars, it can only be assumed that the date of the
picture was after 1927. Elementarily!
Now for the graduates. We count 16
graduates - 8 boys, 8 girls. Checking the records on this
website in "Our School", the Who's Who
section-we find only 1 class that graduated 16 students with 8 boys and 8
girls. It was the class of 1935. Simply Elementarily.
Let us hear from you. Does anyone know for sure the year of these
graduates? Class of 1935 below.
Bruce T. Wheeler
Anna Lee Hunter
A new photograph on the website has made us rethink
the date of the Graduating Class above. We are certain the date of
this new photograph is 1922 and the similarities of the teachers,
clothing and background are substantial. We now wonder if the
picture above was either the same year or a year closer than 1935.
song in 1935. On the charts for 11 weeks.
Gideon Seniors 1959
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