Saturday, August 9, 2008

Gainesville & Paris Texas High Schools 1908

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It is back to school time and all the kids are headed off to their air conditioned schools in the August heat. I thought I would feature some circa 1908 Texas high schools just to remind everyone of how things use to be. The pre air conditioner generations survived with high ceilings, open transoms, open windows and prayers for a breeze. They also did not start school in the first week of August like we do now and they didn't have all the holidays the kids enjoy today. The kids were needed to harvest the crops so that had to be done before heading back to school too. The first post card shows the Gainesville Texas High School and it is postmarked 27 Sept 1910. The sender was a teacher and says "Have had a lovely vacation and will begin teaching the middle of next week" which puts the start of school in early October.

The second post card shows the Paris High School and is postmarked 1908. Both of the post cards can be found in my Texas listings along with 10,000 additional postcards on my website Moody's Postcards.

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