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 Name of high school in 1910s?, Tamara Beardsley, 4/4/2009 9:02:13 AM
 RE: Name of high school in 1910s?Donator Amorette Allison, 4/4/2009 9:07:43 AM
 RE: Name of high school in 1910s?, Tamara Beardsley, 4/4/2009 9:37:46 AM
 RE: Name of high school in 1910s?Admin MilesCity.com Webmaster, 4/4/2009 9:41:35 AM
 RE: Name of high school in 1910s?Donator Hal Neumann, 4/4/2009 10:48:42 AM
 RE: Name of high school in 1910s?Donator Amorette Allison, 4/4/2009 1:03:11 PM
 RE: Name of high school in 1910s?Admin MilesCity.com Webmaster, 4/4/2009 11:35:01 PM
 RE: Name of high school in 1910s?, M G, 4/5/2009 9:02:07 AM
 RE: Name of high school in 1910s?Donator Hal Neumann, 4/5/2009 9:57:39 AM
 RE: Name of high school in 1910s?Donator David Schott, 6/25/2012 5:33:09 PM
 RE: Name of high school in 1910s?, Buck Showalter, 6/25/2012 5:38:49 PM
 RE: Name of high school in 1910s?Donator David Schott, 6/25/2012 5:42:44 PM
 RE: Name of high school in 1910s?, Cory Cutting, 6/26/2012 9:26:56 AM
 RE: Name of high school in 1910s?Donator Bill Zook, 6/26/2012 9:32:12 AM
 RE: Name of high school in 1910s?Donator Bill Zook, 6/26/2012 1:35:47 PM
 RE: Name of high school in 1910s?Donator Amorette Allison, 6/26/2012 1:55:54 PM
 RE: Name of high school in 1910s?, Jim Birkholz, 5/12/2013 9:54:23 AM
 Subject: Name of high school in 1910s?
Author: Tamara Beardsley  Posted: Sat Apr 4 9:02:13 AM MDT 2009 From: - NE
Can someone (Amorette?) tell me the name of the public high school in Miles City in the 1910s? Was it Custer High School? Thanks!
 Subject: RE: Name of high school in 1910s?
Author: Donator Amorette Allison  Posted: Sat Apr 4 9:07:43 AM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Miles City High School. Once in a while, I have read references to Miles City Free High School, which meant there was no tuition. I think it didn't become CCHS until the new building in 1922 but I'd have to check.
 Subject: RE: Name of high school in 1910s?
Author: Tamara Beardsley  Posted: Sat Apr 4 9:37:46 AM MDT 2009 From: - NE
Thank you so much Amorette. You are wonderful and do amazing work.

If you do happen to find out the date of the name change, I would appreciate knowing, as actually the late 10s, early 20s is the time period I'm looking into. I didn't realize that when I first posted. If not, this should suffice. Thank you so much.
 Subject: RE: Name of high school in 1910s?
Author: Admin MilesCity.com Webmaster  Posted: Sat Apr 4 9:41:35 AM MDT 2009 From: - WA
From "Dusting Off the Old Ones" (published 1961):

It is not long until commencement time at Custer High and it should be interesting to most of the Star readers to learn something of the graduates from Miles City High School, which preceded Custer High. The first class graduated from Custer High in 1904, but the first graduate from a high school in Miles City was 1893.

[...]

There was no graduating class in 1903, as that was the year in which the switch was made from eleven to twelve grades and from the old Miles City High School to Custer County High.

http://www.milescity.com/history/books/dotoo/view.asp?id=19
 Subject: RE: Name of high school in 1910s?
Author: Donator Hal Neumann  Posted: Sat Apr 4 10:48:42 AM MDT 2009 From: - AK
Here's a postcard image of the high school that I believe dates to sometime around 1910-1915:




Here's a photo that I believe was taken around 1928:





I don't have a guestimate for a date on these - they certainly cleaned the photo up when they turned it into a postcard ; -)





 Subject: RE: Name of high school in 1910s?
Author: Donator Amorette Allison  Posted: Sat Apr 4 1:03:11 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
I should have read my own history column rather than going by memory.

On March 13, 1908, which, coincidentally, was a Friday, the new Custer County High School building was opened, "the event being celebrated with a program and housewarming," according to the Miles City Independent.
 Subject: RE: Name of high school in 1910s?
Author: Admin MilesCity.com Webmaster  Posted: Sat Apr 4 11:35:01 PM MDT 2009 From: - WA
Just curious ... was W.B. Clarke a/k/a "Shade Tree Bill" wrong?

The account from "Dusting Off the Old Ones" kind of indicates it was named "Miles City High School" through 1903 (with no graduating class in that last year) and from 1904 on it was "Custer County High School" ... irrespective of the actual building.

Also (and this has probably been answered before, but) when did the high school change its name from CCHS to CCDHS? The 1969-1970 yearbook has "Custer County High School" on the first page ... so I assume after 1970?
 Subject: RE: Name of high school in 1910s?
Author: M G  Posted: Sun Apr 5 9:02:07 AM MDT 2009 From: - MT
wasn't the 2ed school in Hal's post the original Catholic School? or was a public school built on SH campus?


Hal's 1st pic is the one from the Washington school sight, right?
What is this next to the first half of Lincoln School?


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 Subject: RE: Name of high school in 1910s?
Author: Donator Hal Neumann  Posted: Sun Apr 5 9:57:39 AM MDT 2009 From: - AK
>>wasn't the 2ed school in Hal's post the original Catholic School? or was a public school built on SH campus?

Looks like it certainly was - I'll have to have a word with my source about that.
 Subject: RE: Name of high school in 1910s?
Author: Donator David Schott  Posted: Mon Jun 25 5:33:09 PM MDT 2012 From: - WA
Dredging up an old topic here. Someone recently asked me about the building shown next to the first half of Lincoln School in the postcard photo above.

Anyone know the story behind that building?
 Subject: RE: Name of high school in 1910s?
Author: Buck Showalter  Posted: Mon Jun 25 5:38:49 PM MDT 2012 From: - MT
Google takes you to this thread:

http://milescity.com/forums/posts/view/47558/

Apparently, it was the Second Ward Schoolhouse.
 Subject: RE: Name of high school in 1910s?
Author: Donator David Schott  Posted: Mon Jun 25 5:42:44 PM MDT 2012 From: - WA
The "Second Ward Schoolhouse". Thanks, Buck.
 Subject: RE: Name of high school in 1910s?
Author: Cory Cutting  Posted: Tue Jun 26 9:26:56 AM MDT 2012 From: - DC
Some of those pictures posted in the old post Buck refers to are confusing. The doors and alignment of the schools doesn't make sense. Like the drawer had the map turned the wrong way. It had doors facing streets that don't have doors, etc. But the answer to when the 2nd half was built is answered in the last link.... 1935. According to that pic, the north part of the building was all auditorium... I found that interesting.
 Subject: RE: Name of high school in 1910s?
Author: Donator Bill Zook  Posted: Tue Jun 26 9:32:12 AM MDT 2012 From: - MT
If memory serves me, our high school, before the current location, was housed in a multi-story building adjacent to the convent. My father graduated from there in 1912 and my mother in law helped move with her class to the current building in 1921 or '22. It was then the Sacred Heart Church acquired the old school and it was torn down with the building of the new school facility in the 1960s.
 Subject: RE: Name of high school in 1910s?
Author: Donator Bill Zook  Posted: Tue Jun 26 1:35:47 PM MDT 2012 From: - MT
The picture of the Lincoln School shows an adjacent building made from sandstone. I never saw any such building, nor heard of it from the earliest 1940s as we lived a half block away until 1944.
On another note, in the picture of the old Sacred Heart high school that includes the newer one, there is a building behind the school. That was the gymnasium and I played jr. high basketball there. Many dead spots in the floor that made dribbling a challenge. Similar to the old gym in Terry.

The name change came to be as a result of combining the school boards for the elementary and the high school to form the Custer County District High School in the late 1960s, just before we were forced to go into the split-shift era.
 Subject: RE: Name of high school in 1910s?
Author: Donator Amorette Allison  Posted: Tue Jun 26 1:55:54 PM MDT 2012 From: - MT
The "old" Lincoln school building was built in 1902 and torn down in the early thirties to be replaced by the newer half of Lincoln. It had no indoor plumbing, which was rather in fashion by the thirties.
 Subject: RE: Name of high school in 1910s?
Author: Jim Birkholz  Posted: Sun May 12 9:54:23 AM MDT 2013 From: - TX


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